US9195437B2 - Object-oriented system for creating and managing websites and their content - Google Patents

Object-oriented system for creating and managing websites and their content Download PDF

Info

Publication number
US9195437B2
US9195437B2 US14283028 US201414283028A US9195437B2 US 9195437 B2 US9195437 B2 US 9195437B2 US 14283028 US14283028 US 14283028 US 201414283028 A US201414283028 A US 201414283028A US 9195437 B2 US9195437 B2 US 9195437B2
Authority
US
Grant status
Grant
Patent type
Prior art keywords
object
website
objects
classes
plurality
Prior art date
Legal status (The legal status is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the status listed.)
Active
Application number
US14283028
Other versions
US20140337817A1 (en )
Inventor
Phil Calvin
Current Assignee (The listed assignees may be inaccurate. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation or warranty as to the accuracy of the list.)
salesforce com Inc
Original Assignee
salesforce com Inc
Priority date (The priority date is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the date listed.)
Filing date
Publication date
Grant date

Links

Images

Classifications

    • GPHYSICS
    • G06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
    • G06FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
    • G06F17/00Digital computing or data processing equipment or methods, specially adapted for specific functions
    • G06F17/20Handling natural language data
    • G06F17/21Text processing
    • G06F17/211Formatting, i.e. changing of presentation of document
    • G06F17/212Display of layout of document; Preview
    • GPHYSICS
    • G06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
    • G06FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
    • G06F17/00Digital computing or data processing equipment or methods, specially adapted for specific functions
    • G06F17/30Information retrieval; Database structures therefor ; File system structures therefor
    • G06F17/30861Retrieval from the Internet, e.g. browsers
    • G06F17/3089Web site content organization and management, e.g. publishing, automatic linking or maintaining pages
    • GPHYSICS
    • G06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
    • G06FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
    • G06F17/00Digital computing or data processing equipment or methods, specially adapted for specific functions
    • G06F17/30Information retrieval; Database structures therefor ; File system structures therefor
    • G06F17/30861Retrieval from the Internet, e.g. browsers
    • G06F17/3089Web site content organization and management, e.g. publishing, automatic linking or maintaining pages
    • G06F17/30896Document structures and storage, e.g. HTML extensions
    • GPHYSICS
    • G06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
    • G06FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
    • G06F17/00Digital computing or data processing equipment or methods, specially adapted for specific functions
    • G06F17/30Information retrieval; Database structures therefor ; File system structures therefor
    • G06F17/30861Retrieval from the Internet, e.g. browsers
    • G06F17/30899Browsing optimisation
    • G06F17/30905Optimising the visualization of content, e.g. distillation of HTML documents
    • GPHYSICS
    • G06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
    • G06FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
    • G06F3/00Input arrangements for transferring data to be processed into a form capable of being handled by the computer; Output arrangements for transferring data from processing unit to output unit, e.g. interface arrangements
    • G06F3/01Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
    • G06F3/048Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI]
    • G06F3/0484Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] for the control of specific functions or operations, e.g. selecting or manipulating an object or an image, setting a parameter value or selecting a range
    • G06F3/04842Selection of a displayed object
    • GPHYSICS
    • G06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
    • G06FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
    • G06F3/00Input arrangements for transferring data to be processed into a form capable of being handled by the computer; Output arrangements for transferring data from processing unit to output unit, e.g. interface arrangements
    • G06F3/01Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
    • G06F3/048Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI]
    • G06F3/0484Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] for the control of specific functions or operations, e.g. selecting or manipulating an object or an image, setting a parameter value or selecting a range
    • G06F3/04847Interaction techniques to control parameter settings, e.g. interaction with sliders, dials
    • GPHYSICS
    • G06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
    • G06FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
    • G06F8/00Arrangements for software engineering
    • G06F8/20Software design
    • G06F8/24Object-oriented
    • GPHYSICS
    • G06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
    • G06FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
    • G06F8/00Arrangements for software engineering
    • G06F8/30Creation or generation of source code
    • G06F8/34Graphical or visual programming
    • GPHYSICS
    • G06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
    • G06FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
    • G06F8/00Arrangements for software engineering
    • G06F8/30Creation or generation of source code
    • G06F8/36Software reuse
    • GPHYSICS
    • G06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
    • G06FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
    • G06F8/00Arrangements for software engineering
    • G06F8/30Creation or generation of source code
    • G06F8/38Creation or generation of source code for implementing user interfaces
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04LTRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
    • H04L65/00Network arrangements or protocols for real-time communications
    • H04L65/10Signalling, control or architecture
    • H04L65/1013Network architectures, gateways, control or user entities
    • H04L65/1063Application servers
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04LTRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
    • H04L67/00Network-specific arrangements or communication protocols supporting networked applications
    • H04L67/02Network-specific arrangements or communication protocols supporting networked applications involving the use of web-based technology, e.g. hyper text transfer protocol [HTTP]
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04LTRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
    • H04L29/00Arrangements, apparatus, circuits or systems, not covered by a single one of groups H04L1/00 - H04L27/00 contains provisionally no documents
    • H04L29/02Communication control; Communication processing contains provisionally no documents
    • H04L29/06Communication control; Communication processing contains provisionally no documents characterised by a protocol
    • H04L29/06176Arrangements for real-time multimedia communications
    • H04L29/06183Signalling, control or architecture
    • H04L29/0621Network architectures, gateways, control or user entities
    • H04L29/06312Application servers

Abstract

The invention teaches a method for creating and managing a website as an object oriented system, comprising: providing on a system server a plurality of hierarchical classes of objects, each of the classes representing one aspect of the storage, presentation and logic of a website; providing on a web server an interface operable to present representations of objects instantiating the plurality of hierarchical classes and receive commands meant to one of: instantiate a new object, destroy a presented object, and change a property of a presented object; and storing on a database server objects as a traversable tree in accordance with the plurality of hierarchical classes.

Description

CROSS REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS

This United State continuation patent application claims the benefit of U.S. patent application Ser. No. 12/935,890 filed Sep. 30, 2010, which claims the benefit of Section 371 National Stage Application of International Application No. PCT/CA2009/000569 filed Apr. 28, 2009, which claims the benefit of U.S. Provisional Application No. 61/048,516 filed Apr. 28, 2008, the entire contents of which are incorporated herein by reference.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

1. Field of the Invention

The present invention is directed to ways to create and manage websites and their content. More particularly, the invention is directed to an object-oriented way to create and manage dynamic websites and their content.

2. Description of the Related Art

Today, web pages and their content are typically created, managed and delivered using a variety of tools and systems. Programming tools (e.g. Adobe Dreamweaver™) are commonly used for web page creation, and authoring tools (e.g. Microsoft Word™ or Adobe PhotoShop™) are commonly used for content creation. Content Management Systems (e.g. Drupal™ or OpenCMS™) may also be used for controlling and transforming content after it has been created, and version control systems and database and web servers are used for storing and delivering the web pages and their content to end user browsers.

While in some cases it may be valuable from a “separation of concerns” perspective (i.e. having the creative department use one set of tools, and the IT department use others), the use of tools and systems that are not integrated makes it necessary to integrate the work product of each department in a separate, final step to permit a given web page and its content to be published to the Internet. One problem with this approach is that it is time consuming, and this problem is exacerbated by the tendency that websites (and their content) are rarely static. Almost all websites change frequently, being updated constantly to reflect changes in the organization or individual publishing the website or in its (or his/her) environment.

The absence of an integrated system makes creating and revising content and a set of web pages on a website (or on any given web page of a website) unduly difficult in terms of both effort and complexity. Once design mock-ups and digital assets (e.g. art, photos, and videos) have been developed, the website's web pages are built with these design elements using HTML, CSS and JavaScript programming languages to achieve the effects called-for in the design. Next (or in parallel), news articles, product data sheets and other information are developed to form the content for the site.

At this point the user faces a choice of whether or not to use a Content Management System (a “CMS”). Content Management Systems are typically employed if the content on a web site is expected to change frequently. If not, then the website publisher will typically “hard-code” the content directly into each web page file.

If a CMS approach is chosen, the next step is to place all content items into a relational database, and to turn each web page file (via programming) into a “page template” that is bound to the CMS. The CMS then dynamically (or, in some systems, statically during a compilation process) creates individual web pages of a website by combining the content in the database with the layout, presentation and behavior defined in the web page template. At this point, the final web page is ready for delivery to an end user's browser.

A significant problem with the technologies and processes described above is that it is very difficult to build and integrate all of the content and web page (i.e. layout, presentation, and behavior) components needed for a sophisticated website. If a CMS is employed to manage content changes, the initial build is even more difficult, and even if a CMS is employed, it is still very difficult to make subsequent changes to site structure (“site map”) and web page components without involving considerable programming.

For illustration, consider this simple example:

Without a CMS, combining content and web page visual aspects (layout, presentation and behavior) may be done like this using HTML and JavaScript:

  <body>
   <div>
  style=“background-color: yellow”;
    onclick=“showMenu(someElementID)”
  onmouseover=“this.className=fredHighlight”
onmouseout=“this.classname=“fred”
  class=“fred”>
    <p>
    This is some text
  </p>
   </div>
  </body>

The above code would produce a section on a web page with a yellow background color (layout and presentation) as well as set up some code to handle mouse clicks, etc. (behavior). Finally, it would display the line “This is some text” (content) on the page.

Using a CMS, the above code would become:

<body>
 <div>
style=“background-color: yellow”;
onclick=“showMenu(someElementID)”
onmouseover=“this.className=fredHighlight”
onmouseout=“this.classname=“fred”
class=“fred”>
  <p>
  $Content
</p>
 </div>
</body>

The term “$Content” is a variable whose value (e.g. “This is some text”) is defined and stored in a database that is populated by the website publisher. If the value of $Content is indeed “This is some text”, then the CMS code above would produce, from the end user browser's perspective, exactly the same web page and content as the non-CMS code above. However, note that by implementing the CMS, the content in the database could be changed to any value (say, for example, “Hello World”) and this would be automatically displayed on the web page the next time it is rendered.

The CMS approach therefore provides an improvement relative to the hard coding of all content into individual web pages in situations where the content is expected to change relatively frequently. However, the CMS approach also has significant drawbacks in that it does not facilitate changes in web page visual aspects. What if, for example, a website publisher wants to change the background color, or more interestingly to change what happens when the end user browser clicks or hovers on certain elements within a web page? How would the publisher add an entirely new web page to display new content?

Changes of this sort are examples of changes to web page visual aspects (including structure, layout, presentation and behavior), and cannot be implemented using current technologies without additional programming.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION AND ADVANTAGES

The present invention is addressed to these challenges.

The following summary provides a simplified overview of the subject matter that is described herein, and is not intended to identify any critical elements, nor to delineate the scope of the described or claimed subject matter. The sole purpose of the summary is to outline in a simplified form the aspects of tile subject matter that will be described in greater detail below.

Briefly described, the subject matter disclosed herein relates in various embodiments to systems and methods that support the creation and lifecycle management of all the attributes and methods contained within a typical website in a completely object-oriented manner, such that traditional web programming languages, version control and content management systems are not required. A three tier approach is applied, providing a presentation tier, a logic tier and a storage tier.

At the presentation tier, some of the objects created and managed include:

    • Sitemap and Navigation
    • Pages and layout
    • Page elements (aka widgets)
    • Forms and database views
    • Style, and
    • User event (mouse clicks, key presses, etc) handling

At the logic tier:

    • Business rules, including workflows, and
    • Server-side event handling

And at the storage tier:

    • Configuration and object persistence
    • Structured (headers, footers, body text, lists, blogs, news items—generically “content”) and non structured (e.g., PDF files) user data storage
    • User defined tables, and
    • Search and retrieval of stored data

In contrast to existing website production and delivery systems, the system and method described herein allows each object to be managed (created, updated, versioned) separately from each other, while retaining the relationships (containment, parent, child, sibling, is a, etc.) between the objects. For example, a content display object and its relationship to content items and pages that may contain it.

With this object-oriented design, objects within a website can be created and changed independently from each other without requiring textual programming. Objects are created and configured via a drag/drop or fill-in-the-blank metaphor, as are their behaviors and inter-relationships (e.g. Page to element, Form to table, table to fields, etc.).

According to one aspect of the present invention, there is taught a method of creating and managing websites and their content by providing on a system server a plurality of hierarchical classes of objects, each of the classes representing one aspect of the storage, presentation and logic of a website; providing on a web server an interface operable to present representations of objects instantiating the plurality of hierarchical classes, and receive commands meant to one of instantiate a new object, destroy a presented object, and change a property of a presented object; and storing on a database server objects as a traversable tree in accordance with the plurality of hierarchical classes.

The method further provides for rendering a requested portion of the website by traversing the corresponding portion of the object tree and generating a dynamic webserving in response to the properties of the traversed objects.

Providing an interface might include providing a user-interface or even providing a WYSIWYG user-interface. In that regard, presenting representations of objects might include presenting symbolic representations of objects.

Receiving commands might include receiving user-inputs.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

Other advantages of the present invention will be readily appreciated, as the same becomes better understood by reference to the following detailed description when considered in connection with the accompanying drawings wherein:

FIG. 1 is a UML 2.1 use case diagram illustrating how a website creator, a website manager and website end-user might interact with one embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 2 is a UML 2.1 deployment diagram illustrating the deployment of the embodiment of FIG. 1 on an internetwork of communication and computing devices;

FIG. 3 is an abstraction layer diagram of a communication and computing devices of FIG. 2, illustrating a hardware layer, operating system layers and an application program layer;

FIG. 4 is a UML 2.1 package diagram illustrating packages of hierarchical classes for representing a website, including a topmost Website class, a presentation tier package, a logic tier package and a storage tier package.

FIG. 5 is a UML 2.1 class diagram illustrating exemplary classes from the presentation tier package;

FIG. 6 is a UML 2.1 class diagram illustrating exemplary classes from the logic tier package;

FIG. 7 is a UML 2.1 class diagram illustrating exemplary classes from the storage tier package;

FIG. 8 is a user interface diagram illustrating a main screen of an editor for creating and managing objects instantiating the classes of FIGS. 4 through 7 to represent a particular website.

FIG. 9 is a UML 2.1 activity diagram illustrating the operation of an object rendering component deployed in FIG. 2.

FIG. 10 is a UML 2.1 activity diagram detailing an exemplary rendering of the object rendering component of FIG. 9.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF EMBODIMENTS OF THE INVENTION Introduction

Referring to the Figures, like numerals indicate corresponding parts throughout the several views.

FIG. 1 generally illustrates a system for creating and managing a website 20 as an object-oriented structure. A website creator 22, website manager 24 and website end user 26 respectively create, manage and use the dynamic website, communicating through their respective web browsers 28 with a web server 30.

TERMINOLOGY

Throughout this specification, the term “web page” refers to the visual aspects of any given page of a website, including layout (e.g. the size and location of visual elements or “widgets” on each page), presentation (e.g. style, colors, and format of widgets), and behavior (e.g. what happens when a user moves a mouse 32, clicks a button or menu, hovers, etc.),

The term “content” refers to the information (e.g. text and graphics, such as, for example, a news article) that is delivered to an end user browser 28 via the web pages of a given website.

The term “webserving” means a portion of code—generally some combination of HTML, CSS and JavaScript—sent from a web server 30 to a web browser 28 to direct the browser 28 to perform desired functionality, such a presenting a webpage or a portion of a webpage.

Those skilled in the art will understand that in an internetworked system 20 an action is often the result of coordinated activities occurring at multiple nodes in the system 20. In the case of a system 20 built on the Internet, these nodes arc often distributed ad hoc and unpredictably across multiple jurisdictions. The act ions as described and claimed herein arc intended to encompass at least: (a) actions performed directly and completely within the jurisdiction of the patent, (b) actions coordinated within the jurisdiction but with at least some activities performed outside the jurisdiction, (c) actions coordinated outside the jurisdiction but with at least some activities performed within the jurisdiction, and (d) actions performed for the benefit of a node within the jurisdiction or a person using that node. An example of such coordination would be serving a layout for a web page from one node and serving content for insertion into the layout from one or more other nodes, including through the use of server-side scripting, client-side scripting, and AJAX techniques.

Structure

FIG. 2 is a deployment diagram of the system 20, which is deployed as an internetwork 34 of communication and computing devices 36. As will be discussed in greater detail below, the communication and computing devices 36 are variously configured as clients 38, 40, 42 and servers 30, 44, 46. More specifically, a client might be a website creator's client 38, a website manager's client 40 or a website end-user's client 42. A server might be a web server 30, a system server 44 or a database server 46.

Each of the clients 38, 40, 42 might be a duly configured general purpose programmable computer or a more purpose-specific device 36, such as a smartphone, a microbrowser, or portable media viewer with a wireless modem.

A server might similarly be a duly configured general purpose programmable computer, but might also be a farm of such computers or one or more virtualized computers embodied as processes operating on a physical general purpose programmable computer. Such farmed or virtualized computers might themselves be distributed over their own local or wide area network 34, not shown.

In essence, the servers 30, 44, 46 and the clients 38, 40, 42 are roles or functions performed in the system 20 by properly configured devices 36. Multiple roles or functions could be performed by one device 36 and one role or function could be distributed over multiple devices 36. The specific character of a device 36 (and more generally the hardware) and the network 34 topology is important to the extent that it supports the performance of the assigned roles or functions.

The web server 30, system server 44 and database server 46 may be connected together in three-tier fashion to serve the presentation, logic and data aspects of dynamic websites, the web server 30 and the system server 44 communicating in HTML, CSS and JavaScript and the system server 44 and the database server 46 communicating in SQL.

The clients 38, 40, 42 may communicate with the web server 30 using the HTTP protocol to interact with the websites. More particularly, the creator's client may communicate to create a website, the manager's client may communicate to manage a website, and the end-user's client may communicate to use a website.

To implement this arrangement, the devices 36 each host an operating system 48 that provides an execution Environment supporting the required functionality. The operating systems 48 might also support distributed execution among the devices 36.

In this way, the clients 38, 40, 42 each support a browser component 28 to implement communication with the web server 30, for example such as Microsoft® Internet Explorer®, Firefox®, Safari® or Opera®. The creator's client and the manager's client might also support an editor applet component 50 to better implement communication with the system server 44 for editing website objects, as will be discussed further below.

Similarly the servers 30, 44, 46 have dedicated components supported by the operating system 48 execution environment. The web server 30 has a web server component 52 that instructs it on how to perform its role as a web server 30, for example Apache® Apache®, Microsoft® Internet Information Services® or Google® Google Web Server 30®. The system server 44 has an object editor component 54 and an object renderer component 56 that respectively instruct it on how to create, modify and destroy objects that represent aspects of a website and to render the objects into webservings that can be communicated by the web server 30. The database server 46 has a database management system component 58 that instructs it on how to create, store, search, maintain and destroy objects that represent aspects of a website drawn from a website package 60 of classes, which will be described further with respect to FIGS. 4-7.

FIG. 3 illustrates a common construction of a communication and computing device 36, including a general purpose programmable computer. These devices 36 have a hardware layer 62, an operating system layer 64 and an application program layer 66. Those skilled in the art will recognize the aspects in which like virtualized hardware and devices 36 depart from like physical ones.

The hardware layer 62 provides the device 36 with computing and communication hardware, including: (a) a processor 68 to execute processes of instructions and compute data, (b) user-input hardware such as a keyboard 70 and a selection device 72 (for example a mouse 32) to receive input from a user, (c) user-output hardware such as a video display 74 to provide information to a user, (d) mass storage 76 such as electromagnetic, optical or nonvolatile solid-state media to store data and processing instruction s, (e) memory such as read only memory 78 and random access memory 80 to store data and processing instructions, and (f) a network interface 82 to support communication with other devices 36 in accordance with known protocols such as TCP/IP, all interconnected by buses such as address and data buses and control lines such as interrupt and clock lines and such other connections and components as is conventionally required and known in the art.

Stored in a portion of the read only memory 78 and the mass storage 76 arc the components of the operating system layer 64, for example LINUX® or Microsoft® Windows® Server® for a device 36 such as general purpose programmable computer configured as a server 30, 44, 46 or LINUX® or Microsoft® Windows® VISTA® for a device 36 configured as a client 38, 40, 42, or even Microsoft® Windows® CE® for a portable such client 38, 40, 42 device 36. The operating system layer 64 provides the basic instructions to direct the processor 68 how to interact with the other hardware described above and more generally how to perform the functions of a communication and computing device 36, including storing, accessing and computing data, and communicating with other devices 36.

The operating system layer 64 also presents an application program interface 84 to the application program layer 66, so the processor 68 can execute more sophisticated combinations of processes under the direction of higher level application programs stored in mass storage 76 and loaded into RAM 80 for execution, for example the components described in FIG. 2.

FIG. 4 illustrates packages 60, 86, 88, 90 of classes for completely representing a dynamic website in an object-oriented manner. In this regard, there is provided a Website package 60 that contains classes and packages 60, 86, 88, 90 for representing a dynamic website. The Website package 60 contains a Website class 92 that provides attributes and operations representing the overall nature of a website and further contains a Presentation Tier package 86, a Logic Tier package 88, and a Storage Tier package 90 that in turn contain classes that represent more particular aspects of the website.

FIG. 5 shows an example hierarchy of classes below the Website class 92 for representing presentation aspects of the website and inclusion in the presentation tier package 86. Thus for example, the presentation tier package 86 could include a User Event Handling class 94 for handling client-side user-events and a Styles class 96 for specifying the style of the website. The presentation tier package 86 could also include a Navigation class 98, for example a Sitemap class 100, for defining ways to navigate the website. The presentation tier package 86 might also include a Pages class 102 for defining aspects of each webpage, in cooperation with a Layout class 103 for defining visual layout aspects or the webpage and a Page Elements 104 class for representing page widgets, for example database 58 views and forms as represented respectively by a Database Views class 106 and a Forms class 108.

FIG. 6 shows an example hierarchy of classes below the Website class 92 for representing logic aspects of the website and inclusion in the logic tier package 88. Thus for example, the logic tier package 88 could include a Server-Side Event Handling class 110 for handling server-side events and a Business Rules class 112 for representing the business rules that establish the logical operation of the website, for example workflows as represented by a Work Flows class 114.

FIG. 7 shows an example hierarchy of classes below the Website class 92 for representing storage aspects of the website and inclusion in the storage tier package 90. Perhaps most importantly, the storage tier package 90 includes a Data Source class 115 to enable objects to be either local, for example on the website manager's 24 own network, or hosted by a software as a service vendor on the system 20. Thus for example, the website manager's 24 own network might provide a web application that the system 20 can interact with via objects of the Data Sources class 115 to allow an end-user 26 to access and interact with the local application via web pages that are created and managed by the system 20. In this regard, “Data Sources” are a class of object in the system 20 that sit on top of the data tier and contains and abstracts the information needed for the system 20 to “bind” to a set of web services exposed by any web application, which may encapsulate its own set of presentation, logic and storage tier objects. In the hosted case, objects of the Data Sources class 115 simply point to data objects within the system 20. In this way, the website manager 24 can create web pages that render content from data objects that are stored and managed in other business applications that are exposed to the internet via XML web services, for example SOAP and REST.

The storage tier package 90 could also include a Digital Assets 116 class for representing digital assets 116 and a Databases class 118 for representing databases. The Databases class 118 could include a number of aggregate classes, including a User-Defined Tables class 120 for representing the data structure, including for example fields represented by a User Fields class 122, a Search Queries class 124 for representing search queries, and a Search Query Results class 124, 126 for representing query results. The storage tier package 90 might also include an Object Configuration class 128 for representing the configuration of objects, including for example object persistence as represented by an Object Persistence class 130. Additionally, the storage tier package 90 might include classes for representing content for the website, for example a Content Lists class 132 that represents a cataloguing of content items as represented by a Content Items class 134. The Content Items class 134 might in turn include a number of aggregate classes such as a User Data-Nonstructured class representing unstructured data and a User Data-Structured class representing structured data, for example data having an author, title and body as respectively represented by an Author class 140, a Title class 142, and a Body class 144.

Those skilled in the art will recognize the hierarchical nature of the classes and packages 60, 86, 88, 90 contained in the Website package 60, such that traversing the tree of the hierarchy will produce a definition of the website or of that portion defined by the portion of the tree traversed.

Thus FIGS. 4-7 graphically depict the types of classes within an exemplary system 20 and the relationships between them. Many sites, as well as their child objects, can be hosted and managed by the system 20 at once. As shown, a site object can contain one or more page objects which, in turn, can contain one or more widgets (page elements 104), etc.

Each of the objects of the system 20 has a defined set of behaviors, properties and events. Once a site object has been created, the manager can create, update and delete styles, pages, content lists, database 58 tables, workflows and digital assets 116 completely independently from each other. All object configurations are stored in the database management system 58 to enforce data integrity, versioning, search and retrieval.

After a site and its related objects have been configured, the system 20 is ready to serve data to client browser 28 requests. When a browser 28 requests data (e.g. a particular web page), the system 20 dynamically creates the data necessary for the web browser 28 to render the page accurately to the end user. This is done by traversing the object tree associated with a given request, reading the correct version of each object from the database 58, binding all object data together and lastly creating an HTML representation of the requested data. This technique allows all of a web site's objects to be treated and handled in a truly object-oriented manner on the server side while ultimately transforming them into the structural elements (HTML, CSS, Image files) needed by a web browser 28 to render and interact with end-users of the website.

FIG. 8 shows a graphical user interface 146 of the object editor component 54, presented by the browser component 28 on the creator's client or the manager's client, with the assistance of the editor applet component 50 if one exists, to enable the creator or manager to interact with the object editor component 54 on the system 20 sever via the web server 30 for the purpose of creating, modifying or destroying objects instantiating classes in the Website package 60 to create or manage a website.

The GUI 146 includes four main regions, a WYSIWYG design region 148, an objects catalog region 150, an object property table region 152, and a button pad region 154.

The catalog region includes an existing objects list 156 that catalogs all objects that currently exist to represent aspects of the website and an object palette 158 that catalogs all available classes for representing aspects of a website for which objects may be instantiated.

The design region 148 provides a “what-you-see-is-what-you-get” area for laying out the presentation aspects of a portion of a website, for example placing and sizing content item objects 160 (“widgets”). A context menu 162 may be available to conveniently set various common properties of a selected one of the content item objects 160.

The object property table 152 provides a way to inspect and modify the properties of a selected object, including objects that may not be conveniently represented in the design region 148 such as objects instantiating classes in the logic tier package 88 or the storage tier package 90.

The button pad region 154 provides a create button 164, a destroy button 166 and a modify button 168. The create button 164 instantiates an object selected from the object palette 158 and presents it for inspection and modification in the object property table 152. The destroy button 166 destroys the selected object. The modify button 168 presents the selected object in the object property table 152 from inspection and modification.

Operation—Creating and Managing

In operation, a website creator 22 or website manager 24 creates or manages a website through the GUI 146 described in FIG. 8. He can select from the existing objects catalog 150 any of the objects that currently represent aspects of the website and the selected object will be presented in the object property table 152 and, in the case of objects that can be represented by the WYSIWYG paradigm, selected in the design region 148. The properties of the selected object can be modified in the object property table 152 upon pressing the modify button 168. Alternatively, common properties of objects presented in the design region 148 can be modified using the context menu 162.

Objects in the WYSIWYG design area can be selected, moved, resized, reflowed, etc. as directed by the mouse 32 or another user input device 36. New objects can be dragged from the object palette 158 and placed as desired onto the design area.

Pressing the create button 164 instantiates an object selected from the object palette 158 and presents it for inspection and modification in the object property table 152. Pressing the destroy button 166 destroys the selected object.

In general, the object editor (presented in a standard web browser 28) hosts web pages and objects that form the user interface for creating and managing websites, including pages, forms, tables and structured content. All user interface elements within the object editor can be hosted in an AJAX standard web browser 28 with no client-side plug ins. The object editor sends user input and receives and renders system 20 responses via standard internet technologies, namely using the AJAX design pattern along with XHMTL compatible data, all transferred via http to a standard web server 30.

The web server 30 redirects all traffic from the object editor (or from the client's browser 28) to the system server 44. In simplest terms, the system server 44 is responsible for storing page and content data changes received from configuration tool or from display, and returning data changes in a manner that is compatible for a browser 28 to properly render it visually. All data changes are stored and retrieved from relational database 58. In this regard, the web server 30 provides an interface operable to present representations of and functions as means for representing objects instantiating the plurality of hierarchical classes and to receive commands meant to one of: (1) instantiate a new object, (2) destroy a presented object, and (3) change a property of a presented object. As embodied, this interface includes a user-interface and in fact a WYSIWYG user-interface, this representation includes symbolic representation and the commands include user-input.

The database server 46 performs standard database 58 tasks for the system 20, including: persistence and retrieval, indexing and search, transactions and rollback, enforcement of data typing and relational integrity as well as replication and archiving.

At a deeper level, the system server 44 consists of a complete or partial set of the objects that define a website, with one topmost Website object for each user's web site, as well as objects for each page, table, content item, etc. that a given site may contain. Each object is derived from a set of hierarchical classes and sub-classes that allow each object to:

    • store and retrieve their own configuration data from the database 58;
    • store and manage an indefinite history of changes to itself such that any previous state of itself can be restored should the latest version of an object not be what a user wants;
    • render itself in a manner that is compatible with web browsers 28;
    • accept user input and process it in an object specific way; and,
    • define their own rules for how to handle user—or system 20 events. E.g., Mouse 32 clicks or record adds/updates.

In this regard, system server 44 provides and functions as means for providing a plurality of hierarchical classes of objects, each of the classes representing one aspect of the storage, presentation and logic of a website.

By using object orientation, new object in stances (or classes of objects) can be added to the system 20 or changed without affecting other objects in the system 20. Further, new objects can be derived from existing objects, thereby inheriting the features of the base object while still allowing customization of the new object. For example, a blog object can be created that is based upon the content list object, thereby inheriting its storage and enumeration mechanism while allowing its own, encapsulated version control. In this regard, the database server 46 stores and functions as means for storing objects as a traversable tree in accordance with the plurality of hierarchical classes.

Operation—Using

Referring now to FIGS. 2 and 9, when a website end-user 26 wants to use a website, he directs the browser component 28 on his device 36 to the web server 30 to request presentation of a particular portion of the website. That portion might be a webpage or a lesser portion, for example in the case of AJAX techniques.

The web server component 52 on the web server 30 receives this request and conveys it to the system server 44, where the object renderer component 56 receives it.

In a receipt and parsing step 170, the request for webserving is parsed to determine what is being requested and what portion of the website the request relates to.

In a define webserving step 172, the objects that define the portion of the website relevant to the request are read by traversing the tree hierarchy of the objects.

In a render webserving step 174, a webserving is assembled in HTML, CSS and JavaScript code that renders requested portion of the website as defined in the relevant objects.

In a transmit webserving step 176, the webserving is transmitted to the web server 30 for transmission to the browser component 28 of the end-user.

FIG. 10 illustrates an example traversal of the hierarchy of objects defining a webpage during execution of the define webserving step 172. In this example traversal, the overall website object is read 178, then the relevant page object is read 180, then in parallel two relevant page widget objects are read. With respect to one of the two page widget objects, a database view object is read 182, which ends the traversal of that branch. With respect to the other one of the two page widget objects, a content list object is read 184, following which a content item object is read 186, which ends the traversal of the other branch and the relevant portion of the tree.

Thus the system server 44 renders and functions as means for rendering a requested portion of a website by traversing the corresponding portion of the object tree and generating a dynamic webserving in response to the properties of the traversed objects.

In greater detail, referring back to FIG. 9, when the end-user requests a given web page within a given site, the request (via an URL—e.g., http://yoursite.com/page1) is transferred via the web server 30 and http to the system server 44. Within the system server 44, the top level website object locates requested page object from the object repository in the DBMS 58. Next, the “published version” of the page object enumerates all of the published versions of each widget object(s) contained within the requested page object and tells them to create themselves. Note that the page object has no knowledge of the internals of each widget: their versioning information, data format on disk or how they behave is all encapsulated within each widget object. Note also that any changes to the page (e.g., new/deleted/updated widgets) would automatically be reflected each time a page is requested.

Once each page widget is created in memory, it is activated—allowing each widget to run its own specific code and bind to its data. In the case of content block widgets or “list viewers”, the data is retrieved by binding to and reading from content list objects. Each widget on a given page binds its own data source; for example, with reference to FIG. 10, the page binds the content block widget and the other widget, and the other widget binds its data source.

Once a content list object is requested by a content block widget, it enumerates and creates its child objects, content item(s). Again, each list item is an object, encapsulating the knowledge of its internal versions and state information, as well as how to read, process and present its data within itself.

Once each page widget object has been created, performed its initialization, and received its data from it data sources (e.g., content lists), it renders itself within the page container for viewing in the end-user's browser 28. That is, each widget dynamically produces the HTML, CSS and JavaScript necessary within the requested page for rendering in the web browser 28 and processing of user input.

Lastly, the system server 44 sends the fully rendered page (or only the changed portion of the page if the page is already loaded within the end-user's browser 28) back to the end-user's browser 28 for presentation and user input.

Obviously, many modifications and variations of the present invention are possible in light of the above teachings and may be practiced otherwise than as specifically described while within the scope of the appended claims. In addition, the reference numerals in the claims are merely for convenience and are not to be read in any way as limiting.

Claims (11)

What is claimed is:
1. A method for creating and managing a website as an object-oriented system, comprising:
providing, on a system server computer, a plurality of hierarchical classes of objects, wherein each object of the plurality of hierarchical classes of objects represents one aspect of storage, presentation, and logic of a website, wherein each object of the plurality of hierarchical classes of objects has an object configuration that includes a defined set of behaviors, properties, and events, and wherein after each object of the plurality of hierarchical classes of objects has been created, a website manager can create, update, and delete styles, pages, content lists, database tables, workflows, and digital assets independently from each other;
storing, in a database management system on a database server computer in communication with the system server computer, object configurations for the plurality of hierarchical classes of objects to enforce data integrity, versioning, search, and retrieval;
storing, on the database server computer in communication with the system server computer, objects as a traversable object tree in accordance with the plurality of hierarchical classes of objects;
retrieving, by the system server computer, a user-requested portion of the website by traversing a corresponding portion of the traversable object tree that defines the user-requested portion of the website; and
generating, by the system server computer, the user-requested portion of the website using the defined set of behaviors, properties, and events stored in the object configuration associated with each of the traversed objects from the corresponding portion of the traversable object tree.
2. The method of claim 1, wherein the plurality of hierarchical classes of objects comprise at least classes for completely representing the website in an object-oriented manner with at least a presentation tier package, a logic tier package, and a storage tier package that in turn contain classes that represent particular aspects of the website.
3. The method of claim 2, wherein the logic tier package comprises at least a server-side event handling class for handling server-side events and a business rules class for representing business rules that establish a logical operation of the website.
4. A system for creating and managing a website as an object-oriented system, comprising:
a system server computer operable to provide a plurality of hierarchical classes of objects, wherein each object of the plurality of hierarchical classes of objects represents one aspect of storage, presentation, and logic of a website, wherein each object of the plurality of hierarchical classes of objects has an object configuration that includes a defined set of behaviors, properties, and events, and wherein after each object of the plurality of hierarchical classes of objects has been created, a website manager can create, update, and delete styles, pages, content lists, database tables, workflows, and digital assets independently from each other; and
a database server computer in communication with the system server computer and operable to store object configurations for the plurality of hierarchical classes of objects in a database management system to enforce data integrity, versioning, search, and retrieval, and to store objects as a traversable object tree in accordance with the plurality of hierarchical classes of objects;
wherein the system server computer is further operable to retrieve a user-requested portion of the website by traversing a corresponding portion of the traversable object tree that defines the user-requested portion of the website, and to generate the user-requested portion of the website using the defined set of behaviors, properties, and events stored in the object configuration associated with each of the traversed objects from the corresponding portion of the traversable object tree.
5. The system of claim 4, wherein the plurality of hierarchical classes of objects comprise at least classes for completely representing the website in an object-oriented manner with at least a presentation tier package, a logic tier package, and a storage tier package that in turn contain classes that represent particular aspects of the website.
6. The system of claim 5, wherein the logic tier package comprises at least a server-side event handling class for handling server-side events and a business rules class for representing business rules that establish a logical operation of the website.
7. The system of claim 4, wherein the system server computer is further operable to provide a complete or partial set of objects that define a website, with one topmost website object for each user's website, as well as objects for each page, table, and content item that a given website contains, wherein each object of the complete or partial set of objects is derived from a set of hierarchical classes and sub-classes that allow each object of the complete or partial set of objects to store and retrieve their own configuration data from the database management system, store and manage an indefinite history of changes to itself such that any previous state of itself can be restored, and render itself in a manner that is compatible with web browsers.
8. A system for creating and managing a website as an object-oriented system, comprising:
means for providing a plurality of hierarchical classes of objects, wherein each object of the plurality of hierarchical classes of objects represents one aspect of storage, presentation, and logic of a website, wherein each object of the plurality of hierarchical classes of objects has an object configuration that includes a defined set of behaviors, properties, and events, and wherein after each object of the plurality of hierarchical classes of objects has been created, a website manager can create, update, and delete styles, pages, content lists, database tables, workflows, and digital assets independently from each other;
means for storing object configurations for the plurality of hierarchical classes of objects to enforce data integrity, versioning, search, and retrieval;
means for storing objects as a traversable object tree in accordance with the plurality of hierarchical classes of objects;
means for retrieving, by the server, a user-requested portion of the website by traversing a corresponding portion of the traversable object tree that defines the user-requested portion of the website; and
means for generating the user-requested portion of the website using the defined set of behaviors, properties, and events stored in the object configuration associated with each of the traversed objects from the corresponding portion of the traversable object tree.
9. The system of claim 8, wherein the plurality of hierarchical classes of objects comprise at least classes for completely representing the website in an object-oriented manner with at least a presentation tier package, a logic tier package, and a storage tier package that in turn contain classes that represent particular aspects of the website.
10. The system of claim 9, wherein the logic tier package comprises at least a server-side event handling class for handling server-side events and a business rules class for representing business rules that establish a logical operation of the website.
11. The system of claim 8, further comprising means for providing a complete or partial set of objects that define a website, with one topmost website object for each user's website, as well as objects for each page, table, and content item that a given website contains, wherein each object of the complete or partial set of objects is derived from a set of hierarchical classes and sub-classes that allow each object of the complete or partial set of objects to store and retrieve their own configuration data, store and manage an indefinite history of changes to itself such that any previous state of itself can be restored, and render itself in a manner that is compatible with web browsers.
US14283028 2008-04-28 2014-05-20 Object-oriented system for creating and managing websites and their content Active US9195437B2 (en)

Priority Applications (4)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US4851608 true 2008-04-28 2008-04-28
PCT/CA2009/000569 WO2009132444A1 (en) 2008-04-28 2009-04-28 Object-oriented system for creating and managing websites and their content
US12935890 US8762938B2 (en) 2008-04-28 2009-04-28 Object-oriented system for creating and managing websites and their content
US14283028 US9195437B2 (en) 2008-04-28 2014-05-20 Object-oriented system for creating and managing websites and their content

Applications Claiming Priority (3)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US14283028 US9195437B2 (en) 2008-04-28 2014-05-20 Object-oriented system for creating and managing websites and their content
US14928004 US9811506B2 (en) 2008-04-28 2015-10-30 Object-oriented system for creating and managing websites and their content
US15806238 US20180285322A1 (en) 2008-04-28 2017-11-07 Object-oriented system for creating and managing websites and their content

Related Parent Applications (3)

Application Number Title Priority Date Filing Date
PCT/CA2009/000569 Continuation WO2009132444A1 (en) 2008-04-28 2009-04-28 Object-oriented system for creating and managing websites and their content
US12935890 Continuation US8762938B2 (en) 2008-04-28 2009-04-28 Object-oriented system for creating and managing websites and their content
US93589010 Continuation 2010-09-30 2010-09-30

Related Child Applications (1)

Application Number Title Priority Date Filing Date
US14928004 Continuation US9811506B2 (en) 2008-04-28 2015-10-30 Object-oriented system for creating and managing websites and their content

Publications (2)

Publication Number Publication Date
US20140337817A1 true US20140337817A1 (en) 2014-11-13
US9195437B2 true US9195437B2 (en) 2015-11-24

Family

ID=41254738

Family Applications (5)

Application Number Title Priority Date Filing Date
US12935890 Active 2031-02-06 US8762938B2 (en) 2008-04-28 2009-04-28 Object-oriented system for creating and managing websites and their content
US12895713 Active 2030-01-10 US8572559B2 (en) 2008-04-28 2010-09-30 Object-oriented system for creating and managing websites and their content
US14283028 Active US9195437B2 (en) 2008-04-28 2014-05-20 Object-oriented system for creating and managing websites and their content
US14928004 Active US9811506B2 (en) 2008-04-28 2015-10-30 Object-oriented system for creating and managing websites and their content
US15806238 Pending US20180285322A1 (en) 2008-04-28 2017-11-07 Object-oriented system for creating and managing websites and their content

Family Applications Before (2)

Application Number Title Priority Date Filing Date
US12935890 Active 2031-02-06 US8762938B2 (en) 2008-04-28 2009-04-28 Object-oriented system for creating and managing websites and their content
US12895713 Active 2030-01-10 US8572559B2 (en) 2008-04-28 2010-09-30 Object-oriented system for creating and managing websites and their content

Family Applications After (2)

Application Number Title Priority Date Filing Date
US14928004 Active US9811506B2 (en) 2008-04-28 2015-10-30 Object-oriented system for creating and managing websites and their content
US15806238 Pending US20180285322A1 (en) 2008-04-28 2017-11-07 Object-oriented system for creating and managing websites and their content

Country Status (5)

Country Link
US (5) US8762938B2 (en)
EP (1) EP2271984A4 (en)
JP (1) JP5389902B2 (en)
CA (1) CA2720897C (en)
WO (1) WO2009132444A1 (en)

Families Citing this family (36)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US7793284B2 (en) * 2005-03-25 2010-09-07 Microsoft Corporation Role based server installation and configuration
US9501453B2 (en) * 2007-12-23 2016-11-22 Salesforce.Com Inc. Method and system for a flexible-data column user interface
US20090199077A1 (en) * 2008-01-17 2009-08-06 Can Sar Creating first class objects from web resources
US8555193B2 (en) * 2008-01-17 2013-10-08 Google Inc. System for intelligent automated layout and management of interactive windows
US8117242B1 (en) 2008-01-18 2012-02-14 Boadin Technology, LLC System, method, and computer program product for performing a search in conjunction with use of an online application
US8117225B1 (en) 2008-01-18 2012-02-14 Boadin Technology, LLC Drill-down system, method, and computer program product for focusing a search
US8190692B1 (en) 2008-08-22 2012-05-29 Boadin Technology, LLC Location-based messaging system, method, and computer program product
US8073590B1 (en) 2008-08-22 2011-12-06 Boadin Technology, LLC System, method, and computer program product for utilizing a communication channel of a mobile device by a vehicular assembly
US8078397B1 (en) 2008-08-22 2011-12-13 Boadin Technology, LLC System, method, and computer program product for social networking utilizing a vehicular assembly
US8265862B1 (en) 2008-08-22 2012-09-11 Boadin Technology, LLC System, method, and computer program product for communicating location-related information
US8131458B1 (en) 2008-08-22 2012-03-06 Boadin Technology, LLC System, method, and computer program product for instant messaging utilizing a vehicular assembly
KR100980683B1 (en) * 2008-09-01 2010-09-08 삼성전자주식회사 Apparatus and method for providing user interface to generate menu list of potable terminal
US8135716B2 (en) * 2008-12-10 2012-03-13 Sap Ag Systems and method for mapping large object data content in a database table to a work area
GB0909695D0 (en) * 2009-06-05 2009-07-22 Maxymiser Ltd On page console
US20110022946A1 (en) * 2009-07-24 2011-01-27 Oracle International Corporation Interactive store design interface based system
US8413062B1 (en) * 2009-11-06 2013-04-02 Infragistics Inc. Method and system for accessing interface design elements via a wireframe mock-up
US9356991B2 (en) * 2010-05-10 2016-05-31 Litera Technology Llc Systems and methods for a bidirectional multi-function communication module
US9811835B2 (en) * 2010-06-18 2017-11-07 Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc Metadata-enabled dynamic updates of online advertisements
EP2372532A1 (en) * 2010-07-30 2011-10-05 Sebastian Jung Method for programming a web application
EP2673723A4 (en) * 2011-01-27 2014-08-20 Amplifier Marketing Pty Ltd Method and system for providing content
US8856260B2 (en) 2011-06-14 2014-10-07 Microsoft Corporation Providing access to shared state data
US9563714B2 (en) 2011-06-16 2017-02-07 Microsoft Technology Licensing Llc. Mapping selections between a browser and the original file fetched from a web server
US9460224B2 (en) 2011-06-16 2016-10-04 Microsoft Technology Licensing Llc. Selection mapping between fetched files and source files
US9753699B2 (en) 2011-06-16 2017-09-05 Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc Live browser tooling in an integrated development environment
US8914422B2 (en) 2011-08-19 2014-12-16 Salesforce.Com, Inc. Methods and systems for designing and building a schema in an on-demand services environment
US8752012B2 (en) * 2011-09-19 2014-06-10 Nec Corporation Process evaluation device, program and method
US20130117656A1 (en) * 2011-11-08 2013-05-09 Microsoft Corporation Conversion of web template designs
US9135364B1 (en) * 2011-11-10 2015-09-15 Google Inc. Delivery of web pages with markup for speed
WO2013116405A1 (en) * 2012-01-31 2013-08-08 Oracle International Corporation Method and system for implementing a common data interface to web services
GB201213298D0 (en) * 2012-07-26 2012-09-05 Ibm Configuration of widgets in a mashup environment
US20140040724A1 (en) * 2012-08-01 2014-02-06 Minds and Machines, LLC Method and system for website creation
US9626637B2 (en) 2012-09-18 2017-04-18 Salesforce.Com, Inc. Method and system for managing business deals
US8713100B1 (en) * 2013-12-11 2014-04-29 Michael L. Hamm Hybrid asynchronous transmission process
US20160134667A1 (en) * 2014-11-12 2016-05-12 Tata Consultancy Services Limited Content collaboration
CA2883029A1 (en) * 2015-02-26 2016-08-26 Kevin Johnston Method and system for securely updating a website
EP3304338A1 (en) * 2015-06-07 2018-04-11 Wix.com Ltd. System and method for the generation of an adaptive user interface in a website building system

Citations (181)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US5388214A (en) 1990-10-03 1995-02-07 Thinking Machines Corporation Parallel computer system including request distribution network for distributing processing requests to selected sets of processors in parallel
US5577188A (en) 1994-05-31 1996-11-19 Future Labs, Inc. Method to provide for virtual screen overlay
US5608872A (en) 1993-03-19 1997-03-04 Ncr Corporation System for allowing all remote computers to perform annotation on an image and replicating the annotated image on the respective displays of other comuters
US5649104A (en) 1993-03-19 1997-07-15 Ncr Corporation System for allowing user of any computer to draw image over that generated by the host computer and replicating the drawn image to other computers
US5715450A (en) 1995-09-27 1998-02-03 Siebel Systems, Inc. Method of selecting and presenting data from a database using a query language to a user of a computer system
US5821937A (en) 1996-02-23 1998-10-13 Netsuite Development, L.P. Computer method for updating a network design
US5831610A (en) 1996-02-23 1998-11-03 Netsuite Development L.P. Designing networks
US5873096A (en) 1997-10-08 1999-02-16 Siebel Systems, Inc. Method of maintaining a network of partially replicated database system
US5918159A (en) 1997-08-04 1999-06-29 Fomukong; Mundi Location reporting satellite paging system with optional blocking of location reporting
US5963953A (en) 1998-03-30 1999-10-05 Siebel Systems, Inc. Method, and system for product configuration
US6031987A (en) 1997-05-06 2000-02-29 At&T Optimistic distributed simulation based on transitive dependency tracking
US6092083A (en) 1997-02-26 2000-07-18 Siebel Systems, Inc. Database management system which synchronizes an enterprise server and a workgroup user client using a docking agent
US6169534B1 (en) 1997-06-26 2001-01-02 Upshot.Com Graphical user interface for customer information management
US6178425B1 (en) 1997-02-26 2001-01-23 Siebel Systems, Inc. Method of determining the visibility to a remote database client of a plurality of database transactions using simplified visibility rules
US6216135B1 (en) 1997-02-26 2001-04-10 Siebel Systems, Inc. Method of determining visibility to a remote database client of a plurality of database transactions having variable visibility strengths
US6233617B1 (en) 1997-02-26 2001-05-15 Siebel Systems, Inc. Determining the visibility to a remote database client
US6249291B1 (en) 1995-09-22 2001-06-19 Next Software, Inc. Method and apparatus for managing internet transactions
US6266669B1 (en) 1997-02-28 2001-07-24 Siebel Systems, Inc. Partially replicated distributed database with multiple levels of remote clients
US6272537B1 (en) 1997-11-17 2001-08-07 Fujitsu Limited Method for building element manager for a computer network element using a visual element manager builder process
US6295530B1 (en) 1995-05-15 2001-09-25 Andrew M. Ritchie Internet service of differently formatted viewable data signals including commands for browser execution
US20010037490A1 (en) 2000-03-17 2001-11-01 Hiang-Swee Chiang Web application generator
US20010044791A1 (en) 2000-04-14 2001-11-22 Richter James Neal Automated adaptive classification system for bayesian knowledge networks
US6324693B1 (en) 1997-03-12 2001-11-27 Siebel Systems, Inc. Method of synchronizing independently distributed software and database schema
US6324568B1 (en) 1999-11-30 2001-11-27 Siebel Systems, Inc. Method and system for distributing objects over a network
US6336137B1 (en) 2000-03-31 2002-01-01 Siebel Systems, Inc. Web client-server system and method for incompatible page markup and presentation languages
US20020022986A1 (en) 1998-11-30 2002-02-21 Coker John L. Smart scripting call centers
USD454139S1 (en) 2001-02-20 2002-03-05 Rightnow Technologies Display screen for a computer
US20020029376A1 (en) 1998-11-30 2002-03-07 Jesse Ambrose Development tool, method, and system for client server applications
US20020029161A1 (en) 1998-11-30 2002-03-07 Brodersen Robert A. Assignment manager
US6367077B1 (en) 1997-02-27 2002-04-02 Siebel Systems, Inc. Method of upgrading a software application in the presence of user modifications
US20020042264A1 (en) 2000-10-11 2002-04-11 Lg Electronics Inc. Data communication method using mobile terminal
US20020046245A1 (en) 2000-09-29 2002-04-18 Hillar Christopher J. System and method for creating customized web pages
US20020049697A1 (en) 1998-02-04 2002-04-25 Russell T. Nakano System and method for website development
US20020059558A1 (en) 2000-06-23 2002-05-16 Hines Kenneth J. Coordination-centric framework for software design in a distributed environment
US6393386B1 (en) 1998-03-26 2002-05-21 Visual Networks Technologies, Inc. Dynamic modeling of complex networks and prediction of impacts of faults therein
US6393605B1 (en) 1998-11-18 2002-05-21 Siebel Systems, Inc. Apparatus and system for efficient delivery and deployment of an application
US20020072951A1 (en) 1999-03-03 2002-06-13 Michael Lee Marketing support database management method, system and program product
US20020082892A1 (en) 1998-08-27 2002-06-27 Keith Raffel Method and apparatus for network-based sales force management
US6434550B1 (en) 2000-04-14 2002-08-13 Rightnow Technologies, Inc. Temporal updates of relevancy rating of retrieved information in an information search system
US6446089B1 (en) 1997-02-26 2002-09-03 Siebel Systems, Inc. Method of using a cache to determine the visibility to a remote database client of a plurality of database transactions
US20020133637A1 (en) 1995-08-14 2002-09-19 Nicolas Popp Method and apparatus for generating object-oriented world wide web pages
US20020133561A1 (en) 1999-11-04 2002-09-19 Xdrive Technologies, Inc. Shared internet storage resource, user interface system, and method
US20020143997A1 (en) 2001-03-28 2002-10-03 Xiaofei Huang Method and system for direct server synchronization with a computing device
US20020140731A1 (en) 2001-03-28 2002-10-03 Pavitra Subramaniam Engine to present a user interface based on a logical structure, such as one for a customer relationship management system, across a web site
US20020152102A1 (en) 1998-11-30 2002-10-17 Brodersen Karen Cheung State models for monitoring process
US20020162090A1 (en) 2001-04-30 2002-10-31 Parnell Karen P. Polylingual simultaneous shipping of software
US20020161734A1 (en) 1999-03-03 2002-10-31 Christopher Stauber Application instantiation based upon attributes and values stored in a meta data repository, including tiering of application layers objects and components
US20020165742A1 (en) 2000-03-31 2002-11-07 Mark Robins Feature centric release manager method and system
US20030004971A1 (en) 2001-06-29 2003-01-02 Gong Wen G. Automatic generation of data models and accompanying user interfaces
US20030014442A1 (en) 2001-07-16 2003-01-16 Shiigi Clyde K. Web site application development method using object model for managing web-based content
US20030018830A1 (en) 2001-02-06 2003-01-23 Mingte Chen Adaptive communication application programming interface
US20030018705A1 (en) 2001-03-31 2003-01-23 Mingte Chen Media-independent communication server
US20030028517A1 (en) 1998-02-04 2003-02-06 Nakano Russell T. System and method for website development
US20030050929A1 (en) 2001-08-16 2003-03-13 Sentius Corporation Automated creation and delivery of database content
US6535909B1 (en) 1999-11-18 2003-03-18 Contigo Software, Inc. System and method for record and playback of collaborative Web browsing session
US20030066031A1 (en) 2001-09-28 2003-04-03 Siebel Systems, Inc. Method and system for supporting user navigation in a browser environment
US20030066032A1 (en) 2001-09-28 2003-04-03 Siebel Systems,Inc. System and method for facilitating user interaction in a browser environment
US6546397B1 (en) 1999-12-02 2003-04-08 Steven H. Rempell Browser based web site generation tool and run time engine
US20030069936A1 (en) 2001-10-09 2003-04-10 Warner Douglas K. Method for routing electronic correspondence based on the level and type of emotion contained therein
US20030070005A1 (en) 2001-09-29 2003-04-10 Anil Mukundan Method, apparatus, and system for implementing view caching in a framework to support web-based applications
US20030070004A1 (en) 2001-09-29 2003-04-10 Anil Mukundan Method, apparatus, and system for implementing a framework to support a web-based application
US20030070000A1 (en) 2001-09-29 2003-04-10 John Coker Computing system and method to implicitly commit unsaved data for a World Wide Web application
US20030074418A1 (en) 2001-09-29 2003-04-17 John Coker Method, apparatus and system for a mobile web client
US6560639B1 (en) 1998-02-13 2003-05-06 3565 Acquisition Corporation System for web content management based on server-side application
US6560461B1 (en) 1997-08-04 2003-05-06 Mundi Fomukong Authorized location reporting paging system
US20030088545A1 (en) 2001-06-18 2003-05-08 Pavitra Subramaniam System and method to implement a persistent and dismissible search center frame
US20030093569A1 (en) 2001-11-09 2003-05-15 Sivier Steven A. Synchronization of distributed simulation nodes by keeping timestep schedulers in lockstep
US6577726B1 (en) 2000-03-31 2003-06-10 Siebel Systems, Inc. Computer telephony integration hotelling method and system
US6581063B1 (en) 2000-06-15 2003-06-17 International Business Machines Corporation Method and apparatus for maintaining a linked list
US6601087B1 (en) 1998-11-18 2003-07-29 Webex Communications, Inc. Instant document sharing
US6604117B2 (en) 1996-03-19 2003-08-05 Siebel Systems, Inc. Method of maintaining a network of partially replicated database system
US20030151633A1 (en) 2002-02-13 2003-08-14 David George Method and system for enabling connectivity to a data system
US20030159136A1 (en) 2001-09-28 2003-08-21 Huang Xiao Fei Method and system for server synchronization with a computing device
US6621834B1 (en) 1999-11-05 2003-09-16 Raindance Communications, Inc. System and method for voice transmission over network protocols
US20030191743A1 (en) 1998-03-03 2003-10-09 Siebel Systems, Inc. Method, apparatus, system, and program product for attaching files and other objects to a partially replicated database
US20030189600A1 (en) 2002-03-29 2003-10-09 Prasad Gune Defining an approval process for requests for approval
US6636886B1 (en) 1998-05-15 2003-10-21 E.Piphany, Inc. Publish-subscribe architecture using information objects in a computer network
US20030204427A1 (en) 2002-03-29 2003-10-30 Prasad Gune User interface for processing requests for approval
US20030204810A1 (en) 2002-04-24 2003-10-30 Xi-Nam Dam Real time webpage editing system and method with auxiliary pattern
US20030206192A1 (en) 2001-03-31 2003-11-06 Mingte Chen Asynchronous message push to web browser
US20030217117A1 (en) 1998-02-13 2003-11-20 Noah Dan Method and system for web management
US6654032B1 (en) 1999-12-23 2003-11-25 Webex Communications, Inc. Instant sharing of documents on a remote server
US20030226132A1 (en) 2001-05-11 2003-12-04 David Tondreau Method and system for transforming legacy software applications into modern object-oriented systems
US20030225730A1 (en) 2002-06-03 2003-12-04 Rightnow Technologies, Inc. System and method for generating a dynamic interface via a communications network
US6665655B1 (en) 2000-04-14 2003-12-16 Rightnow Technologies, Inc. Implicit rating of retrieved information in an information search system
US20040001092A1 (en) 2002-06-27 2004-01-01 Rothwein Thomas M. Prototyping graphical user interfaces
US20040010489A1 (en) 2002-07-12 2004-01-15 Rightnow Technologies, Inc. Method for providing search-specific web pages in a network computing environment
US20040015981A1 (en) 2002-06-27 2004-01-22 Coker John L. Efficient high-interactivity user interface for client-server applications
US20040024578A1 (en) 2002-05-13 2004-02-05 Szymanski Boleslaw K. Discrete event simulation system and method
US20040027388A1 (en) 2002-06-27 2004-02-12 Eric Berg Method and apparatus to facilitate development of a customer-specific business process model
US6711565B1 (en) 2001-06-18 2004-03-23 Siebel Systems, Inc. Method, apparatus, and system for previewing search results
US6724399B1 (en) 2001-09-28 2004-04-20 Siebel Systems, Inc. Methods and apparatus for enabling keyboard accelerators in applications implemented via a browser
US6728702B1 (en) 2001-06-18 2004-04-27 Siebel Systems, Inc. System and method to implement an integrated search center supporting a full-text search and query on a database
US6728960B1 (en) 1998-11-18 2004-04-27 Siebel Systems, Inc. Techniques for managing multiple threads in a browser environment
US6732100B1 (en) 2000-03-31 2004-05-04 Siebel Systems, Inc. Database access method and system for user role defined access
US6732095B1 (en) 2001-04-13 2004-05-04 Siebel Systems, Inc. Method and apparatus for mapping between XML and relational representations
US6732332B1 (en) 2000-08-28 2004-05-04 Und Aerospace Foundation Automated web site creation system
US20040111398A1 (en) 2002-12-09 2004-06-10 International Business Machines Corporation Performance mechanism for presenting integrated information in a graphical user interface
US20040111728A1 (en) 2002-12-05 2004-06-10 Schwalm Brian E. Method and system for managing metadata
US20040117795A1 (en) 2002-12-16 2004-06-17 International Business Machines Corporation Content management system and method of employing extensible workflow entities with user-defined attributes in an object-oriented framework
US20040123293A1 (en) 2002-12-18 2004-06-24 International Business Machines Corporation Method and system for correlating transactions and messages
US20040123238A1 (en) 2002-12-20 2004-06-24 Eitan Hefetz Selectively interpreted portal page layout template
US20040128001A1 (en) 2002-08-28 2004-07-01 Levin Issac Stephen Method and apparatus for an integrated process modeller
US6763501B1 (en) 2000-06-09 2004-07-13 Webex Communications, Inc. Remote document serving
US6763351B1 (en) 2001-06-18 2004-07-13 Siebel Systems, Inc. Method, apparatus, and system for attaching search results
US6769032B1 (en) 1998-05-15 2004-07-27 E.Piphany, Inc. Augmented processing of information objects in a distributed messaging framework in a computer network
US20040167989A1 (en) 2003-02-25 2004-08-26 Jeff Kline Method and system for creating and managing a website
US6792475B1 (en) 2000-06-23 2004-09-14 Microsoft Corporation System and method for facilitating the design of a website
US20040186860A1 (en) 2003-03-21 2004-09-23 Wen-Hsin Lee Method and architecture for providing data-change alerts to external applications via a push service
US20040193510A1 (en) 2003-03-25 2004-09-30 Catahan Nardo B. Modeling of order data
US20040199489A1 (en) 2003-03-24 2004-10-07 Barnes-Leon Maria Theresa Custom common object
US20040199536A1 (en) 2003-03-24 2004-10-07 Barnes Leon Maria Theresa Product common object
US20040199543A1 (en) 2003-04-04 2004-10-07 Braud Luke A. Facilitating data manipulation in a browser-based user interface of an enterprise business application
US6804330B1 (en) 2002-01-04 2004-10-12 Siebel Systems, Inc. Method and system for accessing CRM data via voice
US20040215604A1 (en) 2003-04-23 2004-10-28 International Business Machines Corporation System and method for querying a data source
US20040230983A1 (en) 2003-05-13 2004-11-18 Shi Shepherd S.B. Object oriented technology system for building business websites
US6826582B1 (en) 2001-09-28 2004-11-30 Emc Corporation Method and system for using file systems for content management
US6829655B1 (en) 2001-03-28 2004-12-07 Siebel Systems, Inc. Method and system for server synchronization with a computing device via a companion device
US20040249854A1 (en) 2003-03-24 2004-12-09 Barnes-Leon Maria Theresa Common common object
US20040260534A1 (en) 2003-06-19 2004-12-23 Pak Wai H. Intelligent data search
US20040260659A1 (en) 2003-06-23 2004-12-23 Len Chan Function space reservation system
US20040268299A1 (en) 2003-06-30 2004-12-30 Shu Lei Application user interface template with free-form layout
US20050005089A1 (en) 2003-07-02 2005-01-06 Agere Systems, Inc. Condition management system and a method of operation thereof
US6842748B1 (en) 2000-04-14 2005-01-11 Rightnow Technologies, Inc. Usage based strength between related information in an information retrieval system
US20050015357A1 (en) 2003-05-21 2005-01-20 Active Path Solutions, Inc. System and method for content development
US20050050555A1 (en) 2003-08-28 2005-03-03 Exley Richard Mark Universal application network architecture
US20050060687A1 (en) 2003-09-15 2005-03-17 Ghazaleh David Abu Method and apparatus for documenting and describing object oriented programming logic
US20050091026A1 (en) 2003-09-20 2005-04-28 Spiratech Limited Modelling and simulation method
US6889260B1 (en) 1999-06-10 2005-05-03 Ec Enabler, Ltd Method and system for transferring information
US20050138086A1 (en) 2003-12-23 2005-06-23 Sap Aktiengesellschaft Cross-system update method and system
WO2005062211A1 (en) 2003-12-23 2005-07-07 Mark Christopher Bromage Method of creating a web-site
US6938050B2 (en) 2002-04-23 2005-08-30 International Business Machines Corporation Content management system and methodology employing a tree-based table hierarchy which accomodates opening a dynamically variable number of cursors therefor
US20050223022A1 (en) 2004-04-02 2005-10-06 Salesforce.Com, Inc. Custom entities and fields in a multi-tenant database system
US6957218B1 (en) 2000-04-06 2005-10-18 Medical Central Online Method and system for creating a website for a healthcare provider
US20050235256A1 (en) 2002-12-30 2005-10-20 Mark Freydl Web-site development tool
US20050246627A1 (en) 2004-02-17 2005-11-03 Sayed Omar F System and method for creating and maintaining a web site
US6968372B1 (en) 2001-10-17 2005-11-22 Microsoft Corporation Distributed variable synchronizer
US7032225B2 (en) 2002-04-23 2006-04-18 International Business Machines Corporation Object-oriented framework for document routing service in a content management system
US7092995B2 (en) 2002-06-25 2006-08-15 Microsoft Corporation Testing distributed applications
US20060206599A1 (en) 2005-03-08 2006-09-14 Microsoft Corporation Dynamic service generation for legacy components
US20060212531A1 (en) 2003-04-08 2006-09-21 Norifumi Kikkawa Content providing server, information processing device and method, and computer program
US20060218180A1 (en) 2003-04-07 2006-09-28 Koninklijke Phillips Electronics N.V. Content directory service import container
US20070061408A1 (en) 2005-09-09 2007-03-15 Saras Shell James Information submission tool for website development
US20070129928A1 (en) 2005-11-08 2007-06-07 Microsoft Corporation Distributed system simulation: slow message relaxation
WO2007092373A2 (en) 2006-02-03 2007-08-16 Crown Partners, Llc System and method for website configuration and management
US20070204013A1 (en) 2006-01-12 2007-08-30 Castrucci David P Method and apparatus for creating a website
US20070214113A1 (en) 2006-03-13 2007-09-13 Yang Lei Method to support multiple data sources connecting to a persistent object
US20080010381A1 (en) 2001-04-26 2008-01-10 Keith Barraclough Rule-based caching for packet-based data transfer
US7330722B1 (en) 2004-03-03 2008-02-12 At&T Corp. System and method for testing automated provisioning and maintenance of Operations Support Systems
US20080052668A1 (en) 2006-06-27 2008-02-28 Craig Jeremy S Systems and methods for automatic website construction
US7340411B2 (en) 1998-02-26 2008-03-04 Cook Rachael L System and method for generating, capturing, and managing customer lead information over a computer network
US20080140760A1 (en) 2005-03-21 2008-06-12 Conner Peter A Service-oriented architecture system and methods supporting dynamic service provider versioning
US20080140759A1 (en) 2006-03-21 2008-06-12 Conner Peter A Dynamic service-oriented architecture system configuration and proxy object generation server architecture and methods
US20080140857A1 (en) 2006-03-21 2008-06-12 Conner Peter A Service-oriented architecture and methods for direct invocation of services utilizing a service requestor invocation framework
US20080172608A1 (en) 2006-06-06 2008-07-17 Bellsouth Intellectual Property Corporation Site builder
US20080207182A1 (en) 2006-12-13 2008-08-28 Quickplay Media Inc. Encoding and Transcoding for Mobile Media
US7451393B1 (en) 2003-12-23 2008-11-11 Sun Microsystems, Inc. System and method for a page rendering framework
US20080288451A1 (en) 2007-05-15 2008-11-20 Oracle International Corporation Framework for metadata-driven dynamic reporting systems and methods
US20080290987A1 (en) 2007-04-22 2008-11-27 Lehmann Li Methods and apparatus related to content sharing between devices
US20090037460A1 (en) 2006-03-23 2009-02-05 International Business Machines Corporation Method and System for Identifying Database Triggers
US20090106356A1 (en) 2007-10-19 2009-04-23 Swarmcast, Inc. Media playback point seeking using data range requests
US20090150518A1 (en) 2000-08-22 2009-06-11 Lewin Daniel M Dynamic content assembly on edge-of-network servers in a content delivery network
US20090248793A1 (en) 2008-03-25 2009-10-01 Contribio Ab Providing Content In a Network
US7620655B2 (en) 2003-05-07 2009-11-17 Enecto Ab Method, device and computer program product for identifying visitors of websites
US20100017368A1 (en) 2006-03-31 2010-01-21 Xin Sheng Mao Service Registry and Relevant System and Method
US20100095197A1 (en) 2008-10-13 2010-04-15 Sap Ag System and method for dynamic content publishing
US20100185614A1 (en) 1999-11-04 2010-07-22 O'brien Brett Shared Internet storage resource, user interface system, and method
US20100250599A1 (en) 2009-03-30 2010-09-30 Nokia Corporation Method and apparatus for integration of community-provided place data
US20100325583A1 (en) 2009-06-18 2010-12-23 Nokia Corporation Method and apparatus for classifying content
US20110071901A1 (en) 2009-09-21 2011-03-24 Alexander Fries Online Advertising Methods and Systems and Revenue Sharing Methods and Systems Related to Same
US20110276664A1 (en) 2005-11-28 2011-11-10 Commvault Systems, Inc. Systems and methods for classifying and transferring information in a storage network
US20120011167A1 (en) 2010-07-09 2012-01-12 Nokia Corporation Method and apparatus for aggregating and linking place data
US20120010995A1 (en) 2008-10-23 2012-01-12 Savnor Technologies Web content capturing, packaging, distribution
US8190679B1 (en) 2004-05-27 2012-05-29 Adobe Systems, Incorporated Real-time meeting object extensibility
US20120174064A1 (en) 2010-12-30 2012-07-05 Adam Polly Management of objects within a meta-data repository
US8364540B2 (en) 2005-09-14 2013-01-29 Jumptap, Inc. Contextual targeting of content using a monetization platform
US8607139B2 (en) 2000-02-15 2013-12-10 Twain Typesetting Llc System and process for managing content organized in a tag-delimited template using metadata
US8615583B2 (en) 2007-03-12 2013-12-24 Citrix Systems, Inc. Systems and methods of revalidating cached objects in parallel with request for object
US20140089459A1 (en) 2012-09-21 2014-03-27 Nyse Group, Inc. High performance data streaming
US8819187B1 (en) 2013-10-29 2014-08-26 Limelight Networks, Inc. End-to-end acceleration of dynamic content
US8994815B2 (en) 2010-01-22 2015-03-31 Hitachi High—Technologies Corporation Method of extracting contour lines of image data obtained by means of charged particle beam device, and contour line extraction device

Family Cites Families (30)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US4851609A (en) 1988-05-10 1989-07-25 Prabhakara Reddy Protective housing for an electrical device
US5815703A (en) 1996-06-28 1998-09-29 Microsoft Corporation Computer-based uniform data interface (UDI) method and system using an application programming interface (API)
US6262729B1 (en) 1997-04-14 2001-07-17 Apple Computer, Inc. Method and apparatus for binding user interface objects to application objects
US6526566B1 (en) 1997-11-14 2003-02-25 National Instruments Corporation Graphical programming system and method including nodes for programmatically accessing data sources and targets
US7630986B1 (en) 1999-10-27 2009-12-08 Pinpoint, Incorporated Secure data interchange
US6961750B1 (en) 2000-05-18 2005-11-01 Microsoft Corp. Server-side control objects for processing client-side user interface elements
US6757900B1 (en) * 2000-05-18 2004-06-29 Microsoft Corporation State management of server-side control objects
JP2002032299A (en) * 2000-07-14 2002-01-31 Nippon Telegraph & Telephone West Corp Multimedia file management method, web page production method and recording medium
US6633889B2 (en) 2001-01-17 2003-10-14 International Business Machines Corporation Mapping persistent data in multiple data sources into a single object-oriented component
US20030097664A1 (en) 2001-11-21 2003-05-22 James Meyers Method and system for interactive movie scene television
JP4199671B2 (en) 2002-03-15 2008-12-17 富士通株式会社 Local search methods and local information retrieval apparatus
US7016919B2 (en) 2002-03-29 2006-03-21 Agilent Technologies, Inc. Enterprise framework and applications supporting meta-data and data traceability requirements
WO2004090735A1 (en) 2003-04-08 2004-10-21 Sony Corporation Content providing server, information processing device and method, and computer program
EP1920358A2 (en) 2005-04-12 2008-05-14 Enrico Maim Methods for granting access to resources modifiable by users in a computer environment, and resources structured therefor
US8364720B2 (en) 2005-12-21 2013-01-29 Digimarc Corporation Content metadata directory services
US20070162969A1 (en) 2005-12-30 2007-07-12 Becker Wolfgang A Provider-tenant systems, and methods for using the same
US7689593B2 (en) 2005-12-30 2010-03-30 Sap Ag Systems and methods for accessing a shared space in a provider-tenant environment
US9124650B2 (en) 2006-12-13 2015-09-01 Quickplay Media Inc. Digital rights management in a mobile environment
US8364910B2 (en) 2007-03-08 2013-01-29 Daniel Shawcross Wilkerson Hard object: hardware protection for software objects
US9223892B2 (en) 2010-09-30 2015-12-29 Salesforce.Com, Inc. Device abstraction for page generation
US8935360B2 (en) 2010-12-03 2015-01-13 Salesforce.Com, Inc. Techniques for metadata-driven dynamic content serving
US8976955B2 (en) 2011-11-28 2015-03-10 Nice-Systems Ltd. System and method for tracking web interactions with real time analytics
US9990426B2 (en) 2012-08-31 2018-06-05 Salesforce.Com, Inc. Systems and methods for content management in an on-demand environment
US9661046B2 (en) 2012-12-13 2017-05-23 Level 3 Communications, Llc Devices and methods supporting content delivery with adaptation services
US9648125B2 (en) 2013-10-04 2017-05-09 Akamai Technologies, Inc. Systems and methods for caching content with notification-based invalidation
US9514327B2 (en) 2013-11-14 2016-12-06 Intralinks, Inc. Litigation support in cloud-hosted file sharing and collaboration
CA2899996A1 (en) 2013-12-11 2015-06-18 Intralinks, Inc. Customizable secure data exchange environment
WO2015164521A1 (en) 2014-04-23 2015-10-29 Intralinks, Inc. Systems and methods of secure data exchange
US20160224638A1 (en) 2014-08-22 2016-08-04 Nexenta Systems, Inc. Parallel and transparent technique for retrieving original content that is restructured in a distributed object storage system
US20160255139A1 (en) 2016-03-12 2016-09-01 Yogesh Chunilal Rathod Structured updated status, requests, user data & programming based presenting & accessing of connections or connectable users or entities and/or link(s)

Patent Citations (227)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US5388214A (en) 1990-10-03 1995-02-07 Thinking Machines Corporation Parallel computer system including request distribution network for distributing processing requests to selected sets of processors in parallel
US5819038A (en) 1993-03-19 1998-10-06 Ncr Corporation Collaboration system for producing copies of image generated by first program on first computer on other computers and annotating the image by second program
US5649104A (en) 1993-03-19 1997-07-15 Ncr Corporation System for allowing user of any computer to draw image over that generated by the host computer and replicating the drawn image to other computers
US5761419A (en) 1993-03-19 1998-06-02 Ncr Corporation Remote collaboration system including first program means translating user inputs into annotations and running on all computers while second program means runs on one computer
US5608872A (en) 1993-03-19 1997-03-04 Ncr Corporation System for allowing all remote computers to perform annotation on an image and replicating the annotated image on the respective displays of other comuters
US5577188A (en) 1994-05-31 1996-11-19 Future Labs, Inc. Method to provide for virtual screen overlay
US6295530B1 (en) 1995-05-15 2001-09-25 Andrew M. Ritchie Internet service of differently formatted viewable data signals including commands for browser execution
US6826565B2 (en) 1995-05-15 2004-11-30 Ablaise Limited Method and apparatus for serving files to browsing clients
US20020133637A1 (en) 1995-08-14 2002-09-19 Nicolas Popp Method and apparatus for generating object-oriented world wide web pages
US6249291B1 (en) 1995-09-22 2001-06-19 Next Software, Inc. Method and apparatus for managing internet transactions
US5715450A (en) 1995-09-27 1998-02-03 Siebel Systems, Inc. Method of selecting and presenting data from a database using a query language to a user of a computer system
US5821937A (en) 1996-02-23 1998-10-13 Netsuite Development, L.P. Computer method for updating a network design
US5831610A (en) 1996-02-23 1998-11-03 Netsuite Development L.P. Designing networks
US6604117B2 (en) 1996-03-19 2003-08-05 Siebel Systems, Inc. Method of maintaining a network of partially replicated database system
US6189011B1 (en) 1996-03-19 2001-02-13 Siebel Systems, Inc. Method of maintaining a network of partially replicated database system
US6446089B1 (en) 1997-02-26 2002-09-03 Siebel Systems, Inc. Method of using a cache to determine the visibility to a remote database client of a plurality of database transactions
US6178425B1 (en) 1997-02-26 2001-01-23 Siebel Systems, Inc. Method of determining the visibility to a remote database client of a plurality of database transactions using simplified visibility rules
US6216135B1 (en) 1997-02-26 2001-04-10 Siebel Systems, Inc. Method of determining visibility to a remote database client of a plurality of database transactions having variable visibility strengths
US6233617B1 (en) 1997-02-26 2001-05-15 Siebel Systems, Inc. Determining the visibility to a remote database client
US6092083A (en) 1997-02-26 2000-07-18 Siebel Systems, Inc. Database management system which synchronizes an enterprise server and a workgroup user client using a docking agent
US6684438B2 (en) 1997-02-26 2004-02-03 Siebel Systems, Inc. Method of using cache to determine the visibility to a remote database client of a plurality of database transactions
US6367077B1 (en) 1997-02-27 2002-04-02 Siebel Systems, Inc. Method of upgrading a software application in the presence of user modifications
US20020129352A1 (en) 1997-02-27 2002-09-12 Brodersen Robert A. Method and apparatus for upgrading a software application in the presence of user modifications
US20020035577A1 (en) 1997-02-28 2002-03-21 Brodersen Robert A. Partially replicated distributed database with multiple levels of remote clients
US6266669B1 (en) 1997-02-28 2001-07-24 Siebel Systems, Inc. Partially replicated distributed database with multiple levels of remote clients
US6405220B1 (en) 1997-02-28 2002-06-11 Siebel Systems, Inc. Partially replicated distributed database with multiple levels of remote clients
US6754681B2 (en) 1997-02-28 2004-06-22 Siebel Systems, Inc. Partially replicated distributed database with multiple levels of remote clients
US6324693B1 (en) 1997-03-12 2001-11-27 Siebel Systems, Inc. Method of synchronizing independently distributed software and database schema
US6031987A (en) 1997-05-06 2000-02-29 At&T Optimistic distributed simulation based on transitive dependency tracking
US6341262B1 (en) 1997-05-06 2002-01-22 At&T Optimistic distributed simulation based on transitive dependency tracking
US6169534B1 (en) 1997-06-26 2001-01-02 Upshot.Com Graphical user interface for customer information management
US5918159A (en) 1997-08-04 1999-06-29 Fomukong; Mundi Location reporting satellite paging system with optional blocking of location reporting
US6560461B1 (en) 1997-08-04 2003-05-06 Mundi Fomukong Authorized location reporting paging system
US5873096A (en) 1997-10-08 1999-02-16 Siebel Systems, Inc. Method of maintaining a network of partially replicated database system
US6272537B1 (en) 1997-11-17 2001-08-07 Fujitsu Limited Method for building element manager for a computer network element using a visual element manager builder process
US6792454B2 (en) 1998-02-04 2004-09-14 Interwoven, Inc. System and method for website development
US6505212B2 (en) 1998-02-04 2003-01-07 Interwoven Inc System and method for website development
US20020049697A1 (en) 1998-02-04 2002-04-25 Russell T. Nakano System and method for website development
US20030028517A1 (en) 1998-02-04 2003-02-06 Nakano Russell T. System and method for website development
US20030217117A1 (en) 1998-02-13 2003-11-20 Noah Dan Method and system for web management
US7003528B2 (en) 1998-02-13 2006-02-21 3565 Acquisition, Llc Method and system for web management
US6560639B1 (en) 1998-02-13 2003-05-06 3565 Acquisition Corporation System for web content management based on server-side application
US7340411B2 (en) 1998-02-26 2008-03-04 Cook Rachael L System and method for generating, capturing, and managing customer lead information over a computer network
US6732111B2 (en) 1998-03-03 2004-05-04 Siebel Systems, Inc. Method, apparatus, system, and program product for attaching files and other objects to a partially replicated database
US20030191743A1 (en) 1998-03-03 2003-10-09 Siebel Systems, Inc. Method, apparatus, system, and program product for attaching files and other objects to a partially replicated database
US6393386B1 (en) 1998-03-26 2002-05-21 Visual Networks Technologies, Inc. Dynamic modeling of complex networks and prediction of impacts of faults therein
US5963953A (en) 1998-03-30 1999-10-05 Siebel Systems, Inc. Method, and system for product configuration
US6636886B1 (en) 1998-05-15 2003-10-21 E.Piphany, Inc. Publish-subscribe architecture using information objects in a computer network
US6769032B1 (en) 1998-05-15 2004-07-27 E.Piphany, Inc. Augmented processing of information objects in a distributed messaging framework in a computer network
US20020082892A1 (en) 1998-08-27 2002-06-27 Keith Raffel Method and apparatus for network-based sales force management
US6728960B1 (en) 1998-11-18 2004-04-27 Siebel Systems, Inc. Techniques for managing multiple threads in a browser environment
US6549908B1 (en) 1998-11-18 2003-04-15 Siebel Systems, Inc. Methods and apparatus for interpreting user selections in the context of a relation distributed as a set of orthogonalized sub-relations
US6393605B1 (en) 1998-11-18 2002-05-21 Siebel Systems, Inc. Apparatus and system for efficient delivery and deployment of an application
US6601087B1 (en) 1998-11-18 2003-07-29 Webex Communications, Inc. Instant document sharing
US20020029376A1 (en) 1998-11-30 2002-03-07 Jesse Ambrose Development tool, method, and system for client server applications
US20020152102A1 (en) 1998-11-30 2002-10-17 Brodersen Karen Cheung State models for monitoring process
US6826745B2 (en) 1998-11-30 2004-11-30 Siebel Systems, Inc. System and method for smart scripting call centers and configuration thereof
US20020022986A1 (en) 1998-11-30 2002-02-21 Coker John L. Smart scripting call centers
US20050091098A1 (en) 1998-11-30 2005-04-28 Siebel Systems, Inc. Assignment manager
US6553563B2 (en) 1998-11-30 2003-04-22 Siebel Systems, Inc. Development tool, method, and system for client server applications
US6665648B2 (en) 1998-11-30 2003-12-16 Siebel Systems, Inc. State models for monitoring process
US6850895B2 (en) 1998-11-30 2005-02-01 Siebel Systems, Inc. Assignment manager
US20020029161A1 (en) 1998-11-30 2002-03-07 Brodersen Robert A. Assignment manager
US6574635B2 (en) 1999-03-03 2003-06-03 Siebel Systems, Inc. Application instantiation based upon attributes and values stored in a meta data repository, including tiering of application layers objects and components
US20030120675A1 (en) 1999-03-03 2003-06-26 Siebel Systems, Inc. Application instantiation based upon attributes and values stored in a meta data repository, including tiering of application layers, objects, and components
US20020161734A1 (en) 1999-03-03 2002-10-31 Christopher Stauber Application instantiation based upon attributes and values stored in a meta data repository, including tiering of application layers objects and components
US20020072951A1 (en) 1999-03-03 2002-06-13 Michael Lee Marketing support database management method, system and program product
US6889260B1 (en) 1999-06-10 2005-05-03 Ec Enabler, Ltd Method and system for transferring information
US20020133561A1 (en) 1999-11-04 2002-09-19 Xdrive Technologies, Inc. Shared internet storage resource, user interface system, and method
US6985927B2 (en) 1999-11-04 2006-01-10 Xdrive, Llc. Shared internet storage resource, user interface system, and method
US20100185614A1 (en) 1999-11-04 2010-07-22 O'brien Brett Shared Internet storage resource, user interface system, and method
US6621834B1 (en) 1999-11-05 2003-09-16 Raindance Communications, Inc. System and method for voice transmission over network protocols
US6535909B1 (en) 1999-11-18 2003-03-18 Contigo Software, Inc. System and method for record and playback of collaborative Web browsing session
US6324568B1 (en) 1999-11-30 2001-11-27 Siebel Systems, Inc. Method and system for distributing objects over a network
US6604128B2 (en) 1999-11-30 2003-08-05 Siebel Systems, Inc. Method and system for distributing objects over a network
US20020042843A1 (en) 1999-11-30 2002-04-11 Thanh Diec Method and system for distributing objects over a network
US20030187921A1 (en) 1999-11-30 2003-10-02 Siebel Systems, Inc. Method and system for distributing objects over a network
US6546397B1 (en) 1999-12-02 2003-04-08 Steven H. Rempell Browser based web site generation tool and run time engine
US6654032B1 (en) 1999-12-23 2003-11-25 Webex Communications, Inc. Instant sharing of documents on a remote server
US8607139B2 (en) 2000-02-15 2013-12-10 Twain Typesetting Llc System and process for managing content organized in a tag-delimited template using metadata
US20060294500A1 (en) 2000-03-17 2006-12-28 Gutenberg Printing Llc Web application generator
US8397223B2 (en) 2000-03-17 2013-03-12 Gutenberg Printing Llc Web application generator
US20010037490A1 (en) 2000-03-17 2001-11-01 Hiang-Swee Chiang Web application generator
US8402427B2 (en) 2000-03-17 2013-03-19 Gutenberg Printing Llc Web application generator
US6732100B1 (en) 2000-03-31 2004-05-04 Siebel Systems, Inc. Database access method and system for user role defined access
US20020165742A1 (en) 2000-03-31 2002-11-07 Mark Robins Feature centric release manager method and system
US6336137B1 (en) 2000-03-31 2002-01-01 Siebel Systems, Inc. Web client-server system and method for incompatible page markup and presentation languages
US6609150B2 (en) 2000-03-31 2003-08-19 Siebel Systems, Inc. Web client-server system and method for incompatible page markup and presentation languages
US6577726B1 (en) 2000-03-31 2003-06-10 Siebel Systems, Inc. Computer telephony integration hotelling method and system
US6957218B1 (en) 2000-04-06 2005-10-18 Medical Central Online Method and system for creating a website for a healthcare provider
US6665655B1 (en) 2000-04-14 2003-12-16 Rightnow Technologies, Inc. Implicit rating of retrieved information in an information search system
US6842748B1 (en) 2000-04-14 2005-01-11 Rightnow Technologies, Inc. Usage based strength between related information in an information retrieval system
US20010044791A1 (en) 2000-04-14 2001-11-22 Richter James Neal Automated adaptive classification system for bayesian knowledge networks
US6434550B1 (en) 2000-04-14 2002-08-13 Rightnow Technologies, Inc. Temporal updates of relevancy rating of retrieved information in an information search system
US6763501B1 (en) 2000-06-09 2004-07-13 Webex Communications, Inc. Remote document serving
US6581063B1 (en) 2000-06-15 2003-06-17 International Business Machines Corporation Method and apparatus for maintaining a linked list
US20020059558A1 (en) 2000-06-23 2002-05-16 Hines Kenneth J. Coordination-centric framework for software design in a distributed environment
US7287215B2 (en) 2000-06-23 2007-10-23 Microsoft Corporation System and method for facilitating the design of a website
US20050028081A1 (en) 2000-06-23 2005-02-03 Microsoft Corporation System and method for facilitating the design of a website
US6792475B1 (en) 2000-06-23 2004-09-14 Microsoft Corporation System and method for facilitating the design of a website
US7003777B2 (en) 2000-06-23 2006-02-21 Intel Corporation Coordination-centric framework for software design in a distributed environment
US20090150518A1 (en) 2000-08-22 2009-06-11 Lewin Daniel M Dynamic content assembly on edge-of-network servers in a content delivery network
US7752258B2 (en) 2000-08-22 2010-07-06 Akamai Technologies, Inc. Dynamic content assembly on edge-of-network servers in a content delivery network
US6732332B1 (en) 2000-08-28 2004-05-04 Und Aerospace Foundation Automated web site creation system
US20020046245A1 (en) 2000-09-29 2002-04-18 Hillar Christopher J. System and method for creating customized web pages
US20020042264A1 (en) 2000-10-11 2002-04-11 Lg Electronics Inc. Data communication method using mobile terminal
US6768904B2 (en) 2000-10-11 2004-07-27 Lg Electronics Inc. Data communication method using mobile terminal
US20030018830A1 (en) 2001-02-06 2003-01-23 Mingte Chen Adaptive communication application programming interface
USD454139S1 (en) 2001-02-20 2002-03-05 Rightnow Technologies Display screen for a computer
US6829655B1 (en) 2001-03-28 2004-12-07 Siebel Systems, Inc. Method and system for server synchronization with a computing device via a companion device
US20020143997A1 (en) 2001-03-28 2002-10-03 Xiaofei Huang Method and system for direct server synchronization with a computing device
US20020140731A1 (en) 2001-03-28 2002-10-03 Pavitra Subramaniam Engine to present a user interface based on a logical structure, such as one for a customer relationship management system, across a web site
US20030206192A1 (en) 2001-03-31 2003-11-06 Mingte Chen Asynchronous message push to web browser
US20030018705A1 (en) 2001-03-31 2003-01-23 Mingte Chen Media-independent communication server
US6732095B1 (en) 2001-04-13 2004-05-04 Siebel Systems, Inc. Method and apparatus for mapping between XML and relational representations
US20080010381A1 (en) 2001-04-26 2008-01-10 Keith Barraclough Rule-based caching for packet-based data transfer
US20020162090A1 (en) 2001-04-30 2002-10-31 Parnell Karen P. Polylingual simultaneous shipping of software
US20030226132A1 (en) 2001-05-11 2003-12-04 David Tondreau Method and system for transforming legacy software applications into modern object-oriented systems
US6782383B2 (en) 2001-06-18 2004-08-24 Siebel Systems, Inc. System and method to implement a persistent and dismissible search center frame
US6763351B1 (en) 2001-06-18 2004-07-13 Siebel Systems, Inc. Method, apparatus, and system for attaching search results
US20030088545A1 (en) 2001-06-18 2003-05-08 Pavitra Subramaniam System and method to implement a persistent and dismissible search center frame
US6728702B1 (en) 2001-06-18 2004-04-27 Siebel Systems, Inc. System and method to implement an integrated search center supporting a full-text search and query on a database
US6711565B1 (en) 2001-06-18 2004-03-23 Siebel Systems, Inc. Method, apparatus, and system for previewing search results
US20030004971A1 (en) 2001-06-29 2003-01-02 Gong Wen G. Automatic generation of data models and accompanying user interfaces
US20030014442A1 (en) 2001-07-16 2003-01-16 Shiigi Clyde K. Web site application development method using object model for managing web-based content
US20030050929A1 (en) 2001-08-16 2003-03-13 Sentius Corporation Automated creation and delivery of database content
US20030066032A1 (en) 2001-09-28 2003-04-03 Siebel Systems,Inc. System and method for facilitating user interaction in a browser environment
US20030159136A1 (en) 2001-09-28 2003-08-21 Huang Xiao Fei Method and system for server synchronization with a computing device
US20030066031A1 (en) 2001-09-28 2003-04-03 Siebel Systems, Inc. Method and system for supporting user navigation in a browser environment
US6724399B1 (en) 2001-09-28 2004-04-20 Siebel Systems, Inc. Methods and apparatus for enabling keyboard accelerators in applications implemented via a browser
US6826582B1 (en) 2001-09-28 2004-11-30 Emc Corporation Method and system for using file systems for content management
US20030070004A1 (en) 2001-09-29 2003-04-10 Anil Mukundan Method, apparatus, and system for implementing a framework to support a web-based application
US20030070000A1 (en) 2001-09-29 2003-04-10 John Coker Computing system and method to implicitly commit unsaved data for a World Wide Web application
US20030074418A1 (en) 2001-09-29 2003-04-17 John Coker Method, apparatus and system for a mobile web client
US20030070005A1 (en) 2001-09-29 2003-04-10 Anil Mukundan Method, apparatus, and system for implementing view caching in a framework to support web-based applications
US20030069936A1 (en) 2001-10-09 2003-04-10 Warner Douglas K. Method for routing electronic correspondence based on the level and type of emotion contained therein
US6968372B1 (en) 2001-10-17 2005-11-22 Microsoft Corporation Distributed variable synchronizer
US7020722B2 (en) 2001-11-09 2006-03-28 Sun Microsystems, Inc. Synchronization of distributed simulation nodes by keeping timestep schedulers in lockstep
US20030093569A1 (en) 2001-11-09 2003-05-15 Sivier Steven A. Synchronization of distributed simulation nodes by keeping timestep schedulers in lockstep
US6804330B1 (en) 2002-01-04 2004-10-12 Siebel Systems, Inc. Method and system for accessing CRM data via voice
US20030151633A1 (en) 2002-02-13 2003-08-14 David George Method and system for enabling connectivity to a data system
US20030189600A1 (en) 2002-03-29 2003-10-09 Prasad Gune Defining an approval process for requests for approval
US20030204427A1 (en) 2002-03-29 2003-10-30 Prasad Gune User interface for processing requests for approval
US7032225B2 (en) 2002-04-23 2006-04-18 International Business Machines Corporation Object-oriented framework for document routing service in a content management system
US6938050B2 (en) 2002-04-23 2005-08-30 International Business Machines Corporation Content management system and methodology employing a tree-based table hierarchy which accomodates opening a dynamically variable number of cursors therefor
US20030204810A1 (en) 2002-04-24 2003-10-30 Xi-Nam Dam Real time webpage editing system and method with auxiliary pattern
US7246054B2 (en) 2002-05-13 2007-07-17 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Discrete event simulation system and method
US20040024578A1 (en) 2002-05-13 2004-02-05 Szymanski Boleslaw K. Discrete event simulation system and method
US6850949B2 (en) 2002-06-03 2005-02-01 Right Now Technologies, Inc. System and method for generating a dynamic interface via a communications network
US20030225730A1 (en) 2002-06-03 2003-12-04 Rightnow Technologies, Inc. System and method for generating a dynamic interface via a communications network
US7092995B2 (en) 2002-06-25 2006-08-15 Microsoft Corporation Testing distributed applications
US20040027388A1 (en) 2002-06-27 2004-02-12 Eric Berg Method and apparatus to facilitate development of a customer-specific business process model
US20040015981A1 (en) 2002-06-27 2004-01-22 Coker John L. Efficient high-interactivity user interface for client-server applications
US20040001092A1 (en) 2002-06-27 2004-01-01 Rothwein Thomas M. Prototyping graphical user interfaces
US20040010489A1 (en) 2002-07-12 2004-01-15 Rightnow Technologies, Inc. Method for providing search-specific web pages in a network computing environment
US20040128001A1 (en) 2002-08-28 2004-07-01 Levin Issac Stephen Method and apparatus for an integrated process modeller
US20040111728A1 (en) 2002-12-05 2004-06-10 Schwalm Brian E. Method and system for managing metadata
US20040111398A1 (en) 2002-12-09 2004-06-10 International Business Machines Corporation Performance mechanism for presenting integrated information in a graphical user interface
US7171664B2 (en) 2002-12-16 2007-01-30 International Business Machines Corporation Content management system and method of employing extensible workflow entities with user-defined attributes in an object-oriented framework
US20040117795A1 (en) 2002-12-16 2004-06-17 International Business Machines Corporation Content management system and method of employing extensible workflow entities with user-defined attributes in an object-oriented framework
US20080288608A1 (en) 2002-12-18 2008-11-20 International Business Machines Corporation Method and System for Correlating Transactions and Messages
US20040123293A1 (en) 2002-12-18 2004-06-24 International Business Machines Corporation Method and system for correlating transactions and messages
US7441008B2 (en) 2002-12-18 2008-10-21 International Business Machines Corporation Method for correlating transactions and messages
US20040123238A1 (en) 2002-12-20 2004-06-24 Eitan Hefetz Selectively interpreted portal page layout template
US20050235256A1 (en) 2002-12-30 2005-10-20 Mark Freydl Web-site development tool
US20040167989A1 (en) 2003-02-25 2004-08-26 Jeff Kline Method and system for creating and managing a website
US20040186860A1 (en) 2003-03-21 2004-09-23 Wen-Hsin Lee Method and architecture for providing data-change alerts to external applications via a push service
US20040199536A1 (en) 2003-03-24 2004-10-07 Barnes Leon Maria Theresa Product common object
US20040199489A1 (en) 2003-03-24 2004-10-07 Barnes-Leon Maria Theresa Custom common object
US20040249854A1 (en) 2003-03-24 2004-12-09 Barnes-Leon Maria Theresa Common common object
US20040193510A1 (en) 2003-03-25 2004-09-30 Catahan Nardo B. Modeling of order data
US20040199543A1 (en) 2003-04-04 2004-10-07 Braud Luke A. Facilitating data manipulation in a browser-based user interface of an enterprise business application
US20060218180A1 (en) 2003-04-07 2006-09-28 Koninklijke Phillips Electronics N.V. Content directory service import container
US20060212531A1 (en) 2003-04-08 2006-09-21 Norifumi Kikkawa Content providing server, information processing device and method, and computer program
US20040215604A1 (en) 2003-04-23 2004-10-28 International Business Machines Corporation System and method for querying a data source
US7620655B2 (en) 2003-05-07 2009-11-17 Enecto Ab Method, device and computer program product for identifying visitors of websites
US20040230983A1 (en) 2003-05-13 2004-11-18 Shi Shepherd S.B. Object oriented technology system for building business websites
US20050015357A1 (en) 2003-05-21 2005-01-20 Active Path Solutions, Inc. System and method for content development
US20040260534A1 (en) 2003-06-19 2004-12-23 Pak Wai H. Intelligent data search
US20040260659A1 (en) 2003-06-23 2004-12-23 Len Chan Function space reservation system
US20040268299A1 (en) 2003-06-30 2004-12-30 Shu Lei Application user interface template with free-form layout
US20050005089A1 (en) 2003-07-02 2005-01-06 Agere Systems, Inc. Condition management system and a method of operation thereof
US20050050555A1 (en) 2003-08-28 2005-03-03 Exley Richard Mark Universal application network architecture
US20050060687A1 (en) 2003-09-15 2005-03-17 Ghazaleh David Abu Method and apparatus for documenting and describing object oriented programming logic
US20050091026A1 (en) 2003-09-20 2005-04-28 Spiratech Limited Modelling and simulation method
US20050138086A1 (en) 2003-12-23 2005-06-23 Sap Aktiengesellschaft Cross-system update method and system
WO2005062211A1 (en) 2003-12-23 2005-07-07 Mark Christopher Bromage Method of creating a web-site
US7451393B1 (en) 2003-12-23 2008-11-11 Sun Microsystems, Inc. System and method for a page rendering framework
US20050246627A1 (en) 2004-02-17 2005-11-03 Sayed Omar F System and method for creating and maintaining a web site
US7330722B1 (en) 2004-03-03 2008-02-12 At&T Corp. System and method for testing automated provisioning and maintenance of Operations Support Systems
US20050223022A1 (en) 2004-04-02 2005-10-06 Salesforce.Com, Inc. Custom entities and fields in a multi-tenant database system
US8190679B1 (en) 2004-05-27 2012-05-29 Adobe Systems, Incorporated Real-time meeting object extensibility
US20060206599A1 (en) 2005-03-08 2006-09-14 Microsoft Corporation Dynamic service generation for legacy components
US20080140760A1 (en) 2005-03-21 2008-06-12 Conner Peter A Service-oriented architecture system and methods supporting dynamic service provider versioning
US7627649B2 (en) 2005-09-09 2009-12-01 At&T Intellectual Property I, L.P. Information submission tool for website development
US20070061408A1 (en) 2005-09-09 2007-03-15 Saras Shell James Information submission tool for website development
US8364540B2 (en) 2005-09-14 2013-01-29 Jumptap, Inc. Contextual targeting of content using a monetization platform
US20070129928A1 (en) 2005-11-08 2007-06-07 Microsoft Corporation Distributed system simulation: slow message relaxation
US20110276664A1 (en) 2005-11-28 2011-11-10 Commvault Systems, Inc. Systems and methods for classifying and transferring information in a storage network
US20070204013A1 (en) 2006-01-12 2007-08-30 Castrucci David P Method and apparatus for creating a website
WO2007092373A2 (en) 2006-02-03 2007-08-16 Crown Partners, Llc System and method for website configuration and management
US20070214113A1 (en) 2006-03-13 2007-09-13 Yang Lei Method to support multiple data sources connecting to a persistent object
US20080140759A1 (en) 2006-03-21 2008-06-12 Conner Peter A Dynamic service-oriented architecture system configuration and proxy object generation server architecture and methods
US20080140857A1 (en) 2006-03-21 2008-06-12 Conner Peter A Service-oriented architecture and methods for direct invocation of services utilizing a service requestor invocation framework
US20090037460A1 (en) 2006-03-23 2009-02-05 International Business Machines Corporation Method and System for Identifying Database Triggers
US20100017368A1 (en) 2006-03-31 2010-01-21 Xin Sheng Mao Service Registry and Relevant System and Method
US8306979B2 (en) 2006-03-31 2012-11-06 International Business Machines Corporation Service query, selection, routing and propagation
US20080172608A1 (en) 2006-06-06 2008-07-17 Bellsouth Intellectual Property Corporation Site builder
US20080052668A1 (en) 2006-06-27 2008-02-28 Craig Jeremy S Systems and methods for automatic website construction
US8671021B2 (en) 2006-12-13 2014-03-11 Quickplay Media Inc. Consumption profile for mobile media
US9064010B2 (en) 2006-12-13 2015-06-23 Quickplay Media Inc. Encoding and transcoding for mobile media
US20080207182A1 (en) 2006-12-13 2008-08-28 Quickplay Media Inc. Encoding and Transcoding for Mobile Media
US8615583B2 (en) 2007-03-12 2013-12-24 Citrix Systems, Inc. Systems and methods of revalidating cached objects in parallel with request for object
US20080290987A1 (en) 2007-04-22 2008-11-27 Lehmann Li Methods and apparatus related to content sharing between devices
US20080288451A1 (en) 2007-05-15 2008-11-20 Oracle International Corporation Framework for metadata-driven dynamic reporting systems and methods
US20090106356A1 (en) 2007-10-19 2009-04-23 Swarmcast, Inc. Media playback point seeking using data range requests
US20090248793A1 (en) 2008-03-25 2009-10-01 Contribio Ab Providing Content In a Network
US20100095197A1 (en) 2008-10-13 2010-04-15 Sap Ag System and method for dynamic content publishing
US20120010995A1 (en) 2008-10-23 2012-01-12 Savnor Technologies Web content capturing, packaging, distribution
US20100250599A1 (en) 2009-03-30 2010-09-30 Nokia Corporation Method and apparatus for integration of community-provided place data
US20100325583A1 (en) 2009-06-18 2010-12-23 Nokia Corporation Method and apparatus for classifying content
US20110071901A1 (en) 2009-09-21 2011-03-24 Alexander Fries Online Advertising Methods and Systems and Revenue Sharing Methods and Systems Related to Same
US8994815B2 (en) 2010-01-22 2015-03-31 Hitachi High—Technologies Corporation Method of extracting contour lines of image data obtained by means of charged particle beam device, and contour line extraction device
US20120011167A1 (en) 2010-07-09 2012-01-12 Nokia Corporation Method and apparatus for aggregating and linking place data
US20120174064A1 (en) 2010-12-30 2012-07-05 Adam Polly Management of objects within a meta-data repository
US20140089459A1 (en) 2012-09-21 2014-03-27 Nyse Group, Inc. High performance data streaming
US8819187B1 (en) 2013-10-29 2014-08-26 Limelight Networks, Inc. End-to-end acceleration of dynamic content

Non-Patent Citations (24)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Title
Atterer, et al., "Tracking the Interaction of Users with AJAX Applications for Usability Testing," Apr./May 2007, ACM, p. 1347-1350.
Chen, et al., "Function-Based Object Model Towards Website Adaptation," May 2001, ACM, p. 587-596.
Examination Report for European Patent Application No. 09737586.9 mailed Nov. 14, 2013, 6 pages.
Final Office Action for U.S. Appl. No. 13/248,459 mailed Sep. 30, 2013, 11 pages.
Final Office Action for U.S. Appl. No. 13/310,525 mailed Apr. 22, 2015, 24 pages.
Final Office Action for U.S. Appl. No. 14/592,804 mailed Jul. 9, 2015, 13 pages.
International Preliminary Report on Patentability for PCT/CA2009/000569 mailed Nov. 11, 2010, 8 pages.
International Search Report and Written Opinion for PCT/CA2009/000569 mailed Jul. 27, 2009, 10 pages.
Non-Final Office Action for U.S. Appl. No. 12/935,890, mailed Jan. 28, 2013, 16 pages.
Non-Final Office Action for U.S. Appl. No. 12/935,890, mailed Jul. 9, 2013, 26 pages.
Non-Final Office Action for U.S. Appl. No. 13/248,472 mailed Feb. 27, 2015, 8 pages.
Non-Final Office Action for U.S. Appl. No. 13/310,525 mailed Aug. 31, 2015, 26 pages.
Non-Final Office Action for U.S. Appl. No. 13/310,525 mailed Oct. 10, 2014, 28 pages.
Non-Final Office Action for U.S. Appl. No. 14/592,804 mailed Mar. 27, 2015, 14 pages.
Notice of Allowance for U.S. Appl. No. 12/895,713 mailed Jun. 25, 2013, 18 pages.
Notice of Allowance for U.S. Appl. No. 12/935,890 mailed Feb. 12, 2014, 15 pages.
Notice of Allowance for U.S. Appl. No. 12/935,890, mailed May 15, 2014, 2 pages.
Notice of Allowance for U.S. Appl. No. 13/248,459 mailed Sep. 9, 2014, 10 pages.
Notice of Allowance for U.S. Appl. No. 13/248,472 mailed Aug. 24, 2015, 14 pages.
Office Action for Canadian Patent Application No. 2,720,897 mailed Jan. 18, 2013, 3 pages.
Office Action for Canadian Patent Application No. 2720897 mailed Dec. 16, 2013, 3 pages.
Office Action for U.S. Appl. No. 12/895,715 mailed Oct. 12, 2012, 18 pages.
Office Action for U.S. Appl. No. 13/248,459 mailed Apr. 18, 2014, 12 pages.
Office Action for U.S. Appl. No. 13/248,459 mailed Mar. 7, 2013, 10 pages.

Also Published As

Publication number Publication date Type
WO2009132444A1 (en) 2009-11-05 application
US20160048481A1 (en) 2016-02-18 application
US20140337817A1 (en) 2014-11-13 application
US8762938B2 (en) 2014-06-24 grant
US20180285322A1 (en) 2018-10-04 application
EP2271984A1 (en) 2011-01-12 application
EP2271984A4 (en) 2012-01-18 application
US8572559B2 (en) 2013-10-29 grant
US9811506B2 (en) 2017-11-07 grant
CA2720897A1 (en) 2009-11-05 application
JP2011524030A (en) 2011-08-25 application
JP5389902B2 (en) 2014-01-15 grant
CA2720897C (en) 2015-06-30 grant
US20110029879A1 (en) 2011-02-03 application
US20110023017A1 (en) 2011-01-27 application

Similar Documents

Publication Publication Date Title
US7458062B2 (en) Framework to access a remote system from an integrated development environment
US6931600B1 (en) Integrating into an application objects that are provided over a network
US7577938B2 (en) Data association
Schwabe et al. An object oriented approach to web‐based applications design
US20020083097A1 (en) System and method for managing web page components
US6484149B1 (en) Systems and methods for viewing product information, and methods for generating web pages
Ceri et al. Morgan Kaufmann series in data management systems: Designing data-intensive Web applications
US20040167896A1 (en) Content management portal and method for communicating information
US7210093B1 (en) Method, system, and program for displaying pages downloaded from over a network in an application window
US20040187111A1 (en) Content management portal and method for communicating media content
US7802230B1 (en) Heterogeneous software integration systems and methods
US7191410B1 (en) Managing information display
US20100153835A1 (en) Linking annotations to document objects
US20060265662A1 (en) System and method for generating and updating user interfaces of web-based applications
US20110029854A1 (en) Web content management
US20050267789A1 (en) Portal generation for industry specific business roles
US20060064422A1 (en) Data sharing system, method and software tool
US7181684B2 (en) Dynamic tree control system
US20060248121A1 (en) System and method for supporting packaging, publishing and republishing of wireless component applications
US20050273758A1 (en) System and method for building a component base architecture
US20030014442A1 (en) Web site application development method using object model for managing web-based content
US7287229B2 (en) Template-driven process system
US20050278698A1 (en) Multi-window based graphical user interface (GUI) for web applications
US20090094525A1 (en) System and method for dynamic media integration into web pages
US20100223284A1 (en) Systems and methods for exporting, publishing, browsing and installing on-demand applications in a multi-tenant database environment

Legal Events

Date Code Title Description
AS Assignment

Owner name: SALESFORCE.COM, INC., CALIFORNIA

Free format text: ASSIGNMENT OF ASSIGNORS INTEREST;ASSIGNOR:CALVIN, PHIL;REEL/FRAME:032962/0731

Effective date: 20140520